Can council explain how or why a derelict extension built decades ago without planning permission has been permitted to stand

My second question at yesterday’s (20th June) MD meeting, ‘Can the council explain how or why a derelict extension built decades ago without planning permission, adjacent to a pensioners house (location provided) has been permitted to stand and what can the council do to find a satisfactory solution for this constituent? Here is report issued […]

Council reassure residents of Athgarvan that the necessary road widening of the Athgarvan Road and upgrade of the water pumping station will be completed before any further building is permitted

My second motion at yesterday’s (20th June) MD meeting, ‘That the council reassure residents of Athgarvan that the necessary road widening of the Athgarvan Road and upgrade of the water pumping station will be completed before any further building is permitted that would contribute further to the traffic and sewage issues in the area. Here […]

Curragh Forum’s rejection of the Council’s invite to meet with Municipal District Councillors

My first question at yesterday’s (20th June)  MD meeting, ‘In light of the Curragh Forum’s rejection of the council’s invite to meet with Municipal District Councillors to discuss ongoing littering, overgrazing, illegal encampments, damage to unique flora and fauna, and degradation of the Curragh Plains can Municipal District Councillors receive a written progress report on […]

Council alert the PPN each year re: the availability of the discretionary Local Property Tax Fund

My first motion at yesterday’s (20th June) MD meeting, ‘That the council alert the Public Participation Network in a timely manner each year re the availability of the discretionary Local Property Tax Fund (LPT) and publishes the LPT allocations for the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District on its website to let constituents know how their LPT monies […]

Last paragraph of Standing Order 12, be deleted due to its arbitrary nature

Councillor Cronin’s  motion at Monday’s Full Council Meeting , (28th May)  ‘That the last paragraph of Standing Order 12, transcribed below, be deleted due to its arbitrary nature thereby placing the paragraph at variance with a democratically elected representative council. The Mayor, the Chairman of the Protocol Committee and the Chief Executive may decide on […]

Council clarify the role and function of the County and City Management Association

My motion at today’s Full Council Meeting, ‘ That the council clarify the role and function of the County and City Management Association including its role in relation to local authorities, re legislation, the number of meetings attended by the Chief Executive since 2015, the agenda of the meetings, duration of meetings, travel and subsistence […]

KLIPS Ranking & Guidance Notes

After over 4 years of lobbying for public lighting across the district – we finally received a report of the councils assessment of priority areas to be completed this year. Needless to say I’m hugely disappointed that the Green Road, Eyre Street and Morristown are not included in the council’s initial plans. Costs of lighting […]

Council clarify how and why the community benefit of ten acres promised by then Minister for Defence has been withheld

My first question at today’s (16th May) Municipal District meeting, ‘Can the council clarify how and why the community benefit of ten acres promised by then Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has been withheld, including in the answer; the council’s rationale for refusing to take ownership of the land from the Department; and what if […]