Frank O’Rourke TD has raised the traffic management issue regarding the junction at Hayfield Estate on the Straffan Road in Maynooth with Kildare County Council

Following his ongoing representations, the Council have confirmed that the developer has engaged with the Council regarding their obligation and planning condition to install signal lights at this junction. Continue reading “O’ROURKE RAISES HAYFIELD JUNCTION ISSUES WITH COUNCIL”


James Lawless TD has professed himself delighted to see that Kildare County Council have officially begun to seek tenders for the Sallins Bypass and upgrading of the M7

The project includes M7 Naas Newbridge Bypass Upgrade and the M7 Osberstown Interchange & R407 Sallins Bypass.

M7 Upgrade Sallins Bypass

James said, “It is fantastic to this project making steady progress. I was cautious in September 2015 in welcoming funding as residents in Naas & Sallins had been promised these works since the early 1990’s. I have campaigned strenuously for years on this issue, these road projects will bring a dramatic improvement to the lives of people living in Naas and Sallins, travelling through as well as the thousands who use the M7 everyday.”

Rural Areas need proper access to Broadband – Frank O’Rourke

Local Fianna Fail General Election candidate, Cllr Frank O’Rourke, has called on the Department of Communication and the Minister for Communications, to have broadband access for Newtown and surrounding areas a priority for this Department.

‘In recent days, I have met with many residents in Newtown and surrounding areas in Kildare, who are very concerned about the poor broadband connectivity in the area.’

‘At a time when we are trying to encourage people to work from home, to encourage and nurture small businesses, support exiting businesses and ensure that people have reliable access to broadband, we see that little or no progress has been made to provide a Broadband service for Newtown and surrounding areas. Kildare is home to world class IT companies and it beggars belief that homes and businesses within a couple of miles of these companies have little or no broadband access.’ Continue reading “Rural Areas need proper access to Broadband – Frank O’Rourke”