James Lawless TD is disappointed that Minister Shane Ross refused to answer a question put to him about capacity on he 120 Bus Route
James commented, “I recently submitted a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Transport on the ongoing capacity problems on the 120 Bus. The Minister referred the question to the NTA rather than providing an answer himself. I was informed by the NTA that interim arrangements are in place to supply the same capacity as normal on the 120 before the delayed transfer to Go Ahead takes place on 19th January.”
“However, it is clear that capacity problems are persisting on the route so I will be asking the NTA to improve capacity. When Go Ahead take over in January capacity should be drastically improved and I will be monitoring the situation to see how the service is operating.”
James Lawless TD spoke in the Dáil this week on a motion about quarries and their environmental impact.
James said, “While the economic activity associated with quarries can be important to counties such as Kildare and West Wicklow, rural areas suffer disproportionately from the environmental impact and deal with HGV traffic on poor rural roads. Broadford, Kerdiffstown, and Eadestown have all had to endure this. The EPA needs to be more proactive in its regulation of quarries if we are to protect our landscape and amenities such as our water supply.”
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Frank O’Rourke TD has called on Kildare Co Co to engage in a public consultation process with the people of Clane to ensure their concerns are taken into consideration in light of the increase demand to live in the area together with the current level of development
“It is very important that the people of Clane are consulted in relation to the proposed increase in population for Clane over the next number of years and that developments are sustainable and in keeping with the area.”, Frank said.
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James Lawless TD raised the chronic shortage of places for children at Scoil Dara in the Dail tonight
James said, “Tonight in the Dail chamber I raised Scoil Dara, Kilcock and the chronic shortage of places for children applying in September 2020. While a school extension is in planning it needs to be massively fast-tracked and additional accommodation – prefabs – need to placed onside ahead of the new school year.”
” Additionally the patronage of the new school at Enfield must be assigned so that a principal can be appointed and that school can then begin to host some of the pupils in that area. The Minister committed to both above actions and I will continue to work with school management, parents groups and the department to keep the pressure on this.”
“This is an issue I have been closely working with Cllr Paul Ward on”