Purchase of Dominican Priory and land exciting opportunity for Athy

Mr. Alan Kelly, TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (27 October, 2015) announced that his Department and Kildare County Council are jointly providing funding of €1.39 million for the purchase of the Dominican church and grounds in Athy, Co. Kildare from the Dominican Order. It is intended to convert the Dominican […]

Budget 2016 Summary

Below is a summary for Budget 2016 as announced on 13/10/2015   The last few budgets have been hard, but they made it possible for Ireland to exit the bailout, reduce our debts, and move into a real recovery. The top priority of this year’s budget is to keep that recovery going, while providing relief […]

Summary Points from Budget 2016

The 2016 Budget is about responsible commitments that will share the benefits of the economic recovery. In arriving at decisions about how best to allocate public resources for 2016, the Government was concerned that this Budget should focus on: Supporting Children and their Development Supporting People Decent Jobs and Fair Wages In deciding how to […]

Neighbourhood Amenity should be a top priority in the redevelopment of the Magee Barracks site

I’m calling on the Department of Defence, Kildare County Council and elected South Kildare representatives to clarify the state’s intention with regards to the sale of the Magee Barracks site in Kildare Town. While I am delighted that Magee Barracks is finally going to auction in November of this year, I would like clarity around […]