Yesterday in the Dáil James Lawless asked the Taoiseach to intervene in the ongoing crisis with parking facilities at Sallins Train Station.
James commented, “The carpark expansion has not been delivered and this week’s board meeting of CIE kicked plans to touch again. The Minister for Transport has refused to take any interest in the issue. The Taoiseach has now requested Minister Shane Ross to respond directly to me on the matter. I am also seeking an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive of CIE. This cannot continue.”
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James Lawless joined climate strike and extinction rebellion protesters at Naas town hall yesterday.
James said, “Many of them were children on Schoolstrike. I discussed with them the importance of using and investing in public transport, moving to renewable fuels and properly managing our scarce resources. Also “Green Friday” should see us shop local and source produce as close to home as possible. Groups like these make a difference and continue to send a message to politicians that we must continually do more ourselves and bring others with us on this critical journey.”
James Lawless raised the chronic overcrowding of Naas Hospital with the Minister for Health in the Dáil yesterday
Naas General Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the Eastern region, which is shocking when you consider Dublin hospitals are also in this region.
James said, “A new endoscopy unit is badly needed as procedures are currently carried out in a prefab that is cold and lacks privacy and the Lakeview psychiatric unit also needs significant investment. An upgrade of the hospital has been in the pipeline for some time now and I have asked the Minister to ensure delivery.”
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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”
James Lawless TD and Cllr Carmel Kelly attended the opening of Eadestown Playground today
James commented, “It was great to attend the official opening of Eadestown playground yesterday. This is the 4th new playground to be opened in the Naas district in as many years and goes back to a pact we made as Councillors in 2014 that we would ensure LPT monies were invested back into each community through new amenities. Kill, Sallins, Caragh and Eadestown have now benefited. Great thanks are due to Eadestown GAA for the use of the land to build it on.”