FF can’t be trusted on pensions – just like all its other policies

Don’t be fooled by FF slamming SF’s pensions policy which it first proposed – Harris FF can’t be trusted on pensions – just like all its other policies   Minister of State for Finance, Simon Harris, has today warned voters that Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted on pensions policy. He pointed out that Fianna Fáil […]

Tackling the Housing and Homeless Crisis

There is a record total of over 5,000 people homeless in Ireland. The vast majority are in emergency accommodation such as hostels or hotels with a small number sleeping rough. It is not acceptable that in 2016 we have families living in emergency accommodation. We need to implement a housing-focused strategy to end involuntary long-term homelessness. The […]

Creating Innovative, Competitive SME’s

We must help small businesses to be more competitive, more innovative and more export focussed through a range of measures including: An extra €300 million for Enterprise Ireland, as part of the €4 billion Jobs Investment Fund, to provide additional support to small businesses Boost by €1bn per year in new sources of finance to […]

Fun Family Fitness Huge Success

Fiona McLoughlin Healy’s Fun Family Fitness in association with Food Rebels has been a phenomenal success. Fiona’s campaign to get families in Kildare fit and healthy was officially launched 6 weeks ago by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar T.D. The campaign saw various groups meeting once a week to do some kind of fitness […]

Dubai Duty Free to Double Prize Fund for Busk and Food Festival and Best Dressed Shop Competition

Following the huge success of the inaugural Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Busk and Food Festival and the Best Dressed Shop Front competition last June, Dubai Duty Free, will once again support this wonderful local initiative this June. The Dubai Duty Free Busk and Food Festival 2016 will run on the Saturday before the derby, […]

Community Grants and Schemes

Kildare County Council Community Grants   The KCC Community, Festival and Heritage grant Schemes are now open. The application form and various scheme details are available on KCC website. The closing date is Friday 18th March 2016. Please note there are three grant schemes but one application form so if you are applying for two […]

Business: Growing Irish Exports by 6-8%

From 2000 onwards the Irish economy steadily lost its competitiveness on international markets and our economy became increasingly dependent on the domestic economy to create jobs – in particular the construction sector and public sector jobs. Between 2000 and 2007 65% of jobs growth occurred in the construction and public sectors. Just 1% of new jobs […]