KILCOCK SCOUTS THANK CLLR PAUL WARD

Kilcock Scouts troop have thanked Cllr Paul Ward for helping them when their den had an issue earlier this year.

In a statement on Facebook they said, “In addition to scout meetings the den hosts a range of local community groups and meetings and we are delighted that it is fully back in action again thanks to Paul’s help.”

KEENAN CALLS FOR GREATER GARDA PRESENCE IN CLANE

Fianna Fáil election candidate Daniel Keenan has again raised the issue of a greater Garda presence in the Greater Clane area following the recent stabbing of a teenager in the town.

           Daniel Keenan, Clane Candidate

Daniel had previously outlined the absence of a full-time Garda Station in the town.

Daniel commented, “This type of crime is thankfully a rare occurrence in Clane. However, it still highlights the need for what I have  previously called for, an increase in Garda resources for all of the greater Clane area.  Most importantly, we need a Garda Station with a 24 hour response service.”

I’m glad to hear the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening but this could have been so much worse. We need action sooner rather than later

O’ROURKE WELCOMES MOYGLARE CYCLE TRACK APPROVAL

Frank O’Rourke TD has welcomed the announcement that a footpath and cycle track will be provided on the Moyglare Road in Maynooth.

Frank commented, “I have made representations, on behalf of the residents on the Moyglare Road, to have a footpath and a cycle track provided on the Moyglare Road. Given the growth in residential properties and the new secondary schools coming on stream together with the existing houses and GAA Club this is an important piece of infrastructure. This work is planned to be completed by September/October of this year.We must continue to provide adequate footpaths to encourage people to walk and cycle.”

O’CEARUIL CALLS FOR IRISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION CAMPUS IN MAYNOOTH

Cllr Naoise O’Cearuil has called for an Irish Language Education Campus to be established in Maynooth

Cllr O’Cearuil asserted the need for such a campus during an interview on KFM earlier today.

It follows the awarding yesterday of patronage of a new primary school in the town to An Forás Pátrúnachta. This 8 classroom school, the town’s second gaelscoil, will open, in temporary accommodation, in September. A gaelcholáiste is to open in Maynooth at the same time.

You can hear Naoise speaking here