Start Your Own Business Programmes

The Local Enterprise Office Kildare is commencing Start Your Own Business Programmes throughout the county over the coming months. The programme will benefit people who are considering setting up a business or who have recently set up their own business. The programme involves developing and researching your ideas, learning basic business start-up skills and expanding […]

2017/2018 Fuel Allowance season will begin on Monday, October 2nd 2017.

To get the first lump sum in October 2017, you must submit your completed form before September 15th 2017. How to Apply New applicants for Fuel Allowance need to fill in application form. http://www.welfare.ie/en/pdf/FA_CPF1.pdf. This application form is also available from your local post office and can also be requested by texting FORM FUEL followed […]

Educational Bursaries

Applications are invited from persons living in County Kildare who wish to undertake a degree course at a recognised third level institution in Ireland.  The closing date for applications is Friday 8th September 2017 at 5.00pm. This year the Council are offering three bursaries: 1. The William G. Carroll Education Bursary for the Community The William […]

Outline recommendations of the Local Government Audit Service and of our internal audit in relation to Voluntary Housing Associations

My motion at May’s full council meeting ‘That this council outline the recommendations of the Local Government Audit Service and of our internal audit in relation to Voluntary Housing Associations and the plan for (or progress) implementing said recommendations. Report Issued by Tadhg McDonnell, Director of Services, Housing and Corporate Services : The Local Government […]

Home Care – The Way Forward

The new Public Consultation process on home care has now commenced. The consultation, launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD, is aimed,  in particular, at people who use Home Care services, their families and the general public.  However, everyone with […]

Town/County Twinning

My motion at June’s Full Council meeting, ‘Unless and until the council addresses its’ failure to ask all Town or County Twinning Associations to provide evidence of good governance, accountability, transparency and fairness in the expenditure of council funds which, being tax-payers money of up to €100,000 +/yearly, the Twinning Associations are likely to, and […]