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 – […]

Governance of local Approved Housing Bodies

My first question at  this month’s (18th April)  Municipal District meeting, ‘ Given previous concerns about governance of local Approved Housing Bodies which were sufficient to trigger a national audit approximately three years ago, can the council reassure members that the recommendations of both the national and local audit committees referencing Approved Housing Bodies in […]

Update on the implementation of Jakes Law in the KildareNewbridge Municipal District

My second question at this month’s (18th April) Municipal District meeting, ‘Can the council provide an update on the implementation of Jakes Law in the KildareNewbridge Municipal District including a list of estates that applied for Jakes Law signage in the first two phases and the council’s timeline for the roll out of the scheme […]

Update re: public lighting on the Green Road

My first motion at this month’s (18th April) Municipal District Meeting, ‘ In light of the four year campaign to get new lighting in this municipal district area, that the council provide an update on the October 2017 report which stated that ‘The Public Lighting section will shortly make an assessment for lighting on the […]

Dara Park Surface Water Scheme

My second motion at this month’s (18th April) Municipal District meeting, ‘In light of the failure of large swathes of the green area in Dara Park to recover and thrive, that the council reassess the landscaping works carried out at Dara Park after the Flood Alleviation Scheme works and clarify the following: how much the […]