James Lawless TD is pleased to confirm members of the Balyna Group Water Scheme will be refunded.
This scheme includes members from Broadford, Johnstownbridge, Cadamstown, Kilshanroe and surrounding areas.
James commented, “This is something I have regularly raised in the Dail and with senior council officials.The council will be writing to members in the coming week with this notice. This is not ordinarily done by the Department but given the exceptional circumstances residents will be getting refunds-something which is very welcome.”
James Lawless has secured a promise from Minister John Halligan that he will investigate the situation of school transport from Johnstownbridge, Kilshanroe, and the wider area to Edenderry’s St Mary’s and Oakland schools
James said, “Following the fiasco which has left many without school transport last September I have this week met the Minister to lobby on behalf of parents who had been left driving or making other arrangements to get their children to school in Edenderry. If at all possible, this must be avoided for the upcoming academic year.” Continue reading “LAWLESS SECURES PROMISE ON JOHNSTOWNBRIDGE SCHOOL TRANSPORT”
The Government‘s recently announced action plan for Rural Ireland must benefit the people and the communities from rural parts of Kildare, according to Frank O Rourke TD
“I welcome the Government’s announcement and its action plan for rural Ireland. Any walk around towns in rural Kildare, such as Johnstownbridge, Kilcock, Newtown, Derrinturn and Prosperous shows how they would benefit from the action plan announced.” Continue reading “O’ROURKE : RURAL ACTION PLAN MUST BENEFIT RURAL KILDARE”
James Lawless TD is pleased to confirm a new GP has been appointed to Johnstownbridge Health Centre
James said,”This is a credit to all involved with the Save Our Surgery Committee, the 1000’s who gave their signatures and testimonials to the HSE, and David Walsh of the HSE.”
“I had raised this matter in the Dáil chamber just last week and have been in constant talks with the HSE. This and the lobbying from Save Our Surgery Committee has clearly delivered results.” Continue reading “LAWLESS PLEASED GP HIRED FOR JOHNSTOWNBRIDGE”
James Lawless TD has led a delegation of dedicated volunteers on the Save Our Surgery Committee to meet with David Walsh, Head of the HSE, in Kildare
James commented, “In our meeting we discussed the recruitment process for Johnstownbridge Health Centre, clearly outlined the demand for the centre remaining open, and got reassurances it would remain open once a new full time GP has been hired, and any new GP who be provided with the Rural General Practitioners Allowance.”
“One of the main reassurances we were told by David Walsh was that the rural practitioners allowance would be kept with the surgrey. This is a huge improvement in the job offer as this was not confirmed before the committee began to apply our pressasure. This will make the position significantly more attractive to prospective applicants to take over the practice.”
“The HSE have committed to us that the centre will be preserved long term and supported including support staff as necessary. This will inculde renovations to the existing building and additional staff as the practise grows even further.”
“Over one thousand signatures and hundreds of testimonials were gathered by the committee and handed over to the HSE. If these alone do not show the need for a full time GP in Johnstownbridge the committee members inside, and outside the meeting, certainly did.”