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.”


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


Frank O’Rourke TD  has welcomed the confirmation of news that Traffic Signals are going to be installed at the junction of Ryebridge in Kilcock.

Frank commented, “Residents from Ryebridge Estate had contacted me over the last number of years highlighting the need to improve traffic management for cars trying to get onto the Old Galway Road from their estate at the Enfield/Summerhill junction.” 

“I am delighted that we now have confirmation that Traffic Lights will be installed in the coming months which will bring benefit to the residents of Ryebridge. I have also been informed that there will be a cycle track installed by the end of this summer form Ryebridge Estate to Kilcock Town Centre via the Mill Lane.”

“I want to acknowledge the work of the Council, the developer and the Residents in the Estate for their work with me in relation to this project. I look forward to the works been completed as soon as possible.”


Frank O’Rourke TD  has welcomed confirmation that the Department of Education has approved a three  classroom extension to the Tiermohan National School (NS). 

Frank commented,  “Last year, I met with the Principal of the School and saw at first hand the need for this extension. I made representations to the Minister and the Department of Education to put pressure on to secure approval for this extension. I am delighted that the extension has now been approved.” 

“As our demand grows for extra school places, we must build extensions or provide new schools for growing areas. I am delighted that Tiermohan have been successful in securing approval for their extension. Great credit is due to the Principal, Parents and Board of Management for their work in securing this approval.” Concluded Deputy O’Rourke.


Councillor Naoise O’Cearuil has called for a full-time Garda station in Maynooth following the latest spate of burglaries in the town on Monday the 21st of January.

These burglaries occurred during the evening and a number of vehicles were stolen. Houses in new estates Hayfield and Carton Wood were targeted in this most recent attack. The perpetrators used the “fishing” method on some homes, where they put a fishing rod in through the letter box to pick up keys on nearby tables.

Commenting on the matter, Councillor Ó Cearúil said, “Once again, the town is being targeted by thugs who have an easy escape onto the N4. My own home has been targeted in the past and this is becoming a far too regular occurrence”.

He continued, “I’ve been calling for a full-time station in Maynooth for years. Taking the burglaries aside, Maynooth is the only town in the country with a University. This means that the town has an additional population of 12,000 which is not accounted for in the census figures and all the additional issues that 12,000 people bring with it. We are looking at an even bigger population with the increase in houses in the area. I am unaware of any town in Ireland with a population of over 24,000 people without a full-time station… Enough is enough”

“It is high time that the Minister for Justice and Commissioner Harris recognise the need for a full time operational station in Maynooth. I have written to Chief Superintendent Wall, Minister Charlie Flanagan and Commissioner Harris calling for a full-time station in Maynooth”.