Tackling the Housing and Homeless Crisis

There is a record total of over 5,000 people homeless in Ireland. The vast majority are in emergency accommodation such as hostels or hotels with a small number sleeping rough. It is not acceptable that in 2016 we have families living in emergency accommodation. We need to implement a housing-focused strategy to end involuntary long-term homelessness. The […]

Question 1 – Jan ’16 Query Effectiveness

To further accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the council I asked: Has the Council any system in place for measuring the effectiveness of the Councillors query (rep tracking) system across departments? For example, what awareness is there of whether certain departments are performing in terms of engagement with and resolving or closing queries? Or after […]

Motion 1 – Jan ’16 Breakdown of Arts Commissions

In the interest or transparency and accountability the following motion was submitted: That the Council provide a breakdown of any or all commissions that the Arts section has either awarded itself or been asked to consult on awarding, giving the name of applicant and/or company name and the value of the commission in the Kildare/Newbridge […]

Motion 2 – Jan ’16 Melitta Road

Following concerns from residents, I visited the works on Melitta Rd, Kildare Town and submitted the following motion. Can the Council give outline the reasons for such an extreme narrowing of the entrance to Campion Crescent and Maryville estates on the Melitta Road and apply yellow boxes to the entrance of the Maryville and Kildare […]

Motion 3 – Jan ’16 Pedestrian Crossing for Athgarvan Road

Another issue raised by residents while canvassing along the Athgarvan Road, Kilbelin and Curragh Grange formed my first motion in January. That the Council proceed with the pedestrian crossing on the Athgarvan Road near the Gables Guest house to facilitate the hundreds of pedestrians crossing from the Kilbelin, Liffey Hall and Curragh Grange Estates. Report: […]

Question 4 – Jan ’16 Waterworks

While canvassing I discovered constituents had issues with their tap water and this informed my second question at January’s Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District: That the Council explain the reason for the discoloured water in Curragh Grange on the night of January 7th. Report: Waterworks crew turned off the watermain last Thursday (7th January 2016) to carry […]