Update and expected timeline on the invite extended to Mayo’s architect Simon Wall asking him to visit the district with a view to providing the benefit of his expertise to kick-start a vision for the town centres in our district

Can we get an , update and expected timeline on the invite extended to Mayo’s architect Simon Wall asking him to visit the district with a view to providing the benefit of his expertise to kick-start a vision for the town centres in our district, including an update on the preparatory meetings with Tidy Towns […]

Council provide evidence that the Kildare-Newbridge MD gets a fair share of the budget

My second motion at today’s (16th Nov) MD meeting; That the council provide evidence for Councillors to support its argument that the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District overall gets a fair share of the budget despite its Municipal District budget being lesser than in other districts. Report Issued by E Hanlon, Head of Finance: The draft municipal […]

Update on traffic calming measures for Great Connell including an update on Lidl’s planning application

My first motion at today’s (16th Nov) MD meeting; That the council provide an update on traffic calming measures for Great Connell including an update on Lidl’s planning application. Report Issued by: E Wright, Senior Executive Officer, Roads, Transportation and Public Safety: Traffic calming measures will incur significant costs and a source of funding has […]

Minister Bruton welcomes the allocation of 430 additional Resource Teachers to schools to support children with Special Educational Needs

Number of resource teachers has increased by 9% in twelve months, reflecting the Government’s commitment to special education needs area The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. welcomed the allocation of 430 additional Resource Teachers to schools to provide extra teaching support to children with special educational needs. Resource Teachers are dedicated posts […]

Minister Zappone launches Consultation on new Affordable Childcare Scheme

On Friday 28th October 2016 Minister Zappone published a policy paper on the new Affordable Childcare Scheme for Ireland and launched an online consultation process on the scheme. The scheme, which was announced as part of Budget 2017, aims to make childcare more affordable and accessible for families, by providing universal subsidies for all children […]

Notice for all charities

An update on the revised version of the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations which was published last week following a year-long review, courtesy of Alan McDonnell , Chair of the Good Governance Working Group The Governance Code was developed by a group of organisations representing the community, voluntary and charity sector and […]