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 […]

Council outline each step of the process of nomination and allocation of potential tenants to Approved Housing Bodies (AHB) social housing units in the district

My second motion at today’s (16th May) Municipal District Meeting, ‘That the council clearly outline each step of the process of nomination and allocation of potential tenants to Approved Housing Bodies (AHB) social housing units in the district including ; what person/s in the council identifies potential tenants from the council’s social housing list; how […]

Approved Housing Body

My first motion at today’s (16th May) Municipal District meeting, ‘That the council clarify what steps it has taken to ensure that the conditions that existed at the time public monies were allegedly stolen from an Approved Housing Body in the district no longer exist before distributing further public monies from the €86 million allocated […]

Breakdown of Kildare County Council’s expenditure across all local and national media from 2014

My motion at today’s Full Council Meeting, ‘That the council provide a breakdown of its expenditure across all local and national media from 2014. Here is the report issued by: Mr T McDonnell, Director of Service, Housing and Corporate Services : Breakdown of expenditure on media (Local & National) from 2014 Year        […]

Report on Live Streaming of Full Council

Motion from Councillor McLoughlin Healy 20/1117 – That the council follow the lead of other county councils around the country who have enhanced the transparency and accountability of their councils while protecting against misrepresentations of what happens in the chamber and introduce either streaming or transcription of council meetings. The Protocol Committee considered a final report […]

Newbridge Town Hall New Payment Schedule

I am truly delighted to report that after over a year of lobbying for a fairer pricing structure for use of Newbridge Town Hall my fellow Cllrs approved a new payment schedule which I hope will make our town hall more accessible to community groups. Here is the Payment Schedule as approved today. Commercial – […]