Need for a comprehensive small town centre improvement upgrade at Athgarvan

My second motion at today’s (21st June) MD meeting was a joint motion by myself,Councillor Pender, Councillor Power & Councillor Lynch. ‘That the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District recognise the immediate need for a comprehensive small town centre improvement upgrade at Athgarvan. This should comprise of an upgrade to the crossroads to include a Plaza Type design […]

Review of the Town Hall

My first motion at today’s (21st June) MD meeting ‘ That the review of the Town Hall includes a matrix pricing structure allowing for flexible pricing of the Town Hall. This should include a reduced fee for people or organisations renting the Town Hall for a purpose with a clear community dividend. A more appropriate […]

Update regarding the Traffic Management Plans and the Town Design Statements for Newbridge and Kildare Towns

My second question at today’s (21st June) MD meeting ‘ Can the council provide an update regarding the Traffic Management Plans and the Town Design Statements for Newbridge and Kildare Towns? This should include: an explanation as to why the €70,000 Local Property Tax (LPT) fund allocated by municipal district councillors for Town Design Statements […]

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

The Standards Commission has produced two sets of guidelines which will be of particular interest; 1.Guidance for Designated Public Officials https://www.lobbying.ie/media/6033/guidance-for-designated-public-officials.pdf 2. Guidelines on lobbying in relation to development and zoning of land. https://www.lobbying.ie/media/6020/zoning-and-development-guidelines-v2.pdf

Progress Report – Payments to Charities

I am delighted that despite the reluctance of the director of service to accede to my request that the Council checks an organizations legal compliance both with the Companies Registration Office and the Charities Regulator before committing significant amounts of tax-payers money. ’13/04/17 – Payments to Charities Councillor McLoughlin Healy asked what is done with […]

Where the council donates tax-payer money to registered Charities, the council checks that the intended recipient is compliant with the Charity Act 2009

My motion at May’s Full Council meeting ‘ That where the council donates tax-payer money to registered Charities, the council checks that the intended recipient is compliant with the Charity Act 2009. As per the Charity Regulator’s website-the larger the charitable organization the greater the level of detail required by the Charity Regulator. As a […]