Newbridge Town Council

Newbridge Town Council The imminent abolition of  Newbridge Town Council is a good thing for Newbridge.  With a budget of €200,000 vs Naas’s budget of €12 million a year local government reform is long overdue for the citizens of Newbridge-Kildare municipal district. I outline my reasons why here. Abolishing Newbridge Town Council in May 2014 will […]

Government achievements overview

Government achievements overview ‘The Government has Stabilised the Economy’ — Economic Depts Growth & Sustainability have Returned                                                                   Department / Finance Achievements The economy has returned to growth, with 1.5% GDP growth in Q3 2013.Real GDP growth of 2.2% in 2011 and 0.2% in 2012, […]

Lifeskills survey of schools

Lifeskills survey of schools Minister for Health welcomes the publication of the “Lifeskills” survey of schools   The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, has welcomed the publication of the 2012 Lifeskills Survey of schools. The lifeskills survey of schools found that schools are playing an important role in promoting a Healthy Ireland, through healthy […]

Local Enterprise Offices April 2014

Local Enterprise Offices April 2014 Good news for small medium enterprises I am delighted with the good news for small medium enterprises today, that the eagerly anticipated one-stop shop Local Enterprise Offices are to be up and running by April. A new improved system of Local Enterprise Offices in each local authority with more funding, […]


Neknominations Speaking today in Kildare on the subject of Neknominations, Local election candidate Fiona McLoughlin healy welcomed the statement by Minister Fitzgerald. “I welcome the statement below from Minister Frances Fitzgerald that the recent deaths of 2 participants in an online drinking game Neknominations is evidence of our society’s broader need to address our binge […]

Extension of GP Cards to Children IMO Statement

Extension of GP Cards to Children IMO Statement Fiona McLoughlin Healy commenting today on the extension of GP cards to Children IMO Statement, “the Government  are prohibited from negotiating with GP’s under Competition Law.  The IMO are defending the rights of GPs to be fully represented by their Trade Union in the Courts and this is […]

Portlaoise Hospital

Portlaoise Hospital Local Election Candidate Fiona McLoughlin Healy welcomed calls made by Minister Jame Reilly and Fine Gael Party Chairman Charlie Flanagan in the wake of the Prime Time programme last night.  The Minister for Health, James Reilly has called for an investigation into the deaths of four infants born at the Midlands Regional Hospital […]

Irish Water Dail Question

Irish Water Dail Question Question No.            556 Irish Water Chun an Aire Comhshaoil, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil: To the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government where in the Water Services Act it specifies that Irish Water will be retained in public ownership, […]

Naas Hospital Wait lists

Naas Hospital Wait lists Here are the latest wait lists published for Naas Hospital. Waiting lists 30/12/2011 31/12/2013 0-3Months 3-6Months 6-8Months 8-12Months 12+Months Total 0-3Months 3-6Months 6-8Months 8-12Months Total Naas General Hospital 46 84 26 9 0 165 301 14 5 0 320