Article in The Sunday Business Post re ‘Training board probed over alleged delay in acting on legal advice

Lawyers repeatedly told board members to suspend chief executive in wake of Comptroller and Auditor General report. By Barry J Whyte ‘Did the three most senior members of embattled Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) act promptly enough on legal advice in the aftermath of a Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) audit of millons […]

Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Ireland’s towns and villages are the focus of the social, commercial and civic life of their wider communities. The significant deterioration of many small towns and villages throughout the country is clearly visible in the form of empty shops, abandoned buildings, vacant lands and a generally poor environment to live in or visit. Targeted action […]

Closing off of 21 acres of Curragh Plains

My first question at this months (17th Oct) Municipal District meeting; On what grounds is a local constituent permitted to cause the closing off of 21 acres of Curragh Plains (adjacent to Racing Academy and Centre of Education R.A.C.E. grounds) from members of the public? Here is the report Issued by: Mr J Hannigan, Staff […]

Pre-budget Discussions

My second motion at this months (17th Oct) Municipal District Meeting, Following up on the report to my full council motion regarding all councillors having a voice in pre-budget discussions and negotiations, that the municipal district councillors are provided with a list of the representations/requests made by our municipal district finance committee representative as part […]

Public Participation Network

My first motion at this months (17th Oct) Municipal District Meeting; Following agreement of councillors earlier this year, that the council inform the Public Participation Network (PPN): 1) of the existence of the discretionary element of the LPT fund 2) of the fact that all local groups may apply for a share of this fund […]

Adjourned Motions – Lobbyists & Steering Group for Kildare Town

My Adjourned Motions at this months (17th Oct) Municipal District Meeting; 1. The Standards in Public Office Commissioner has expressed concern with the failure of lobbyists to register as lobbyists. Notwithstanding the responsibility of lobbyists to register as lobbyists, in light of the Commissioners request that councils make an effort to ensure that lobbyists register […]