Sixty specific actions to improve Ireland’s health and to reduce the burden of obesity across society

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD,  together with the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, and the Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD launched “A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016- 2025”. The policy and action plan aims to reverse obesity […]

Council outline the current protocol for responses from Directors of Service to Councillors’ queries relating to the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District.

My adjourned motion from July’s MD meeting, That the council outline the current protocol for responses from Directors of Service to Councillors’ queries relating to the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District. Please clarify the following: what, if any policy exists around how long is acceptable before a Directors of Service provides i) superficial acknowledgement of a Councillors’ […]

Request that my allocated 5K from the property tax/payparking monies for research into the incidence of suicides in the district

We have had a significant number of lives lost to suicide in the district in recent years. Many believe the incidence of suicide to be higher in certain locations, including Rathangan and more recently Newbridge, than the national average. Can I request that my allocated 5K from the property tax/payparking monies for research into the […]

Use of Newbridge Town Hall

One of my motions in September’s MD meeting was; ‘Given the significant delays from the director of service in replying to requests by some constituents who wish to know who to contact regarding the use of Newbridge Town Hall juxtaposed with the apparent speedy (and differing) responses to others, that the council explain: A) the […]