James Lawless TD had Minister of State John Halligan of broken promises as pupils in North-West Kildare are still not able to access School Bus services

James commented, “I have spent the past five weeks lobbying the Minister of State John Halligan to get school bus places for constituents in Johnstownbridge, Kilshanroe, Kilmurray, Dunferith, Timahoe and other areas in North West Kildare. It is now the case there are a number of students who cannot get a school bus to Kilcock or Edenderry due to cuts imposed by the Minister’s Department.” Continue reading “LAWLESS ACCUSES HALLIGAN OF BROKEN PROMISES”

James Lawless TD has welcomed the extension of Broadband services to rural parts of North-West Kildare

Map of new broadband coverage in North West Kildare New Broadband coverage in North West Kildare

“I am delighted to unveil the coverage map of areas which will receive fibre speed broadband where previously there has been slow or inconsistent broadband coverage. Working with Imagine, we have brought the service to the north west of the county following meetings with residents and hearing their concerns around the lack of coverage in the area.”

“As a member of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, and someone who is passionate about improving our broadband services I am delighted to be able to let residents know of the service rollout which is live and taking applications now. A huge issue when I met with residents in the area was the lack of coverage in places like Newtown, Johnstownbridge, Carbury, Broadford, and Timahoe. All these areas will now have access to fibre speed broadband. As people can see from the coverage map there is now comprehensive coverage across north west Kildare.”

“It has been said time and again how important broadband is for the local community in terms of education and business. It is a credit to Imagine for working with me and appreciating the concern and demand from residents in the area.”


Frank O’Rourke TD has again raised the issue of poor Broadband coverage in Newtown and surrounding areas in North West Kildare

Frank commented, ‘North West Kildare is only a few miles away from major Multinational IT companies. It simply beggars belief that there are still communities in Kildare which are not served with adequate broadband coverage.’

‘Access to an adequate broadband coverage, in terms of capacity and speed, is critical for a whole range of reasons. Businesses, those working from home, students trying to access educational material all require broadband coverage.’ Continue reading “O’ROURKE PRESSES FOR BETTER RURAL BROADBAND IN NORTH KILDARE”