James Lawless – New Train Timetable

A new timetable on the Kildare line will come into use from September 10th. However, it has been confirmed that a new timetable with additional services via the Phoenix Park tunnel to Grand Canal Dock in the mornings and, crucially, in the evenings is incoming.

A new timetable is being rolled out from September 10th. You can see the changes by going onto the website and future dating your search. The changes seem fairly minor for commuters from Sallins, Naas, Celbridge, Hazelhatch but improved services are incoming. Continue reading “James Lawless – New Train Timetable”

James Lawless TD expresses concerns about Eadestown Planning Proposal

I have joined with the many residents in the Eadestown area in voicing my concern of the proposed infill site in the area. You can read my full submission to Kildare County Council here

Like the residents I believe there will be serious negative consequences if the proposed development goes ahead. The excessive scale and prolonged timescale of this development will have a detrimental effect on the community of Eadestown. I have concerns regarding this development with the following matters:

•Increased traffic volume on R140
•Increased traffic volume on N81
•Nature of Materials
•Local property value impact
•Increased noise and dust factors
•Local amenity concerns and impact
•Screening proposals

This list is snapshot of my full observations submitted to the council and have asked that they be considered and examined in respect of this proposed development.

James Lawless – Kill Crime Prevention Meeting

A huge credit to Kill Community Alert Group who hosted a crime prevention meeting last night. The presentations on home security and general policing in the area were very informative. The Gardai and the local community are doing their very best with scarce resources.

I personally believe it was a mistake by the government to close over 100 stations at the stroke of a pen in 2013. Five of those stations were in the Kildare and West Wicklow area which has been left exposed since. The total savings across all 100 plus stations only amounted to 2.5 million which is a drop in the ocean of the Justice budget. Continue reading “James Lawless – Kill Crime Prevention Meeting”

Four New Classrooms at Newtown National School welcomed

Local Fianna Fáil Representatives have welcomed the announcement that four new classrooms will be provided at Newtown National School.

James Lawless TD commented “A number of weeks ago I had pleasure of visiting Newtown National School with local Cllr Paul Ward. Meeting with teaching staff it was very clear that the school had reached full capacity and urgently required additional classrooms. Having raised this with the Minister for Education in the Dáil I am delighted to confirm that four new classrooms will be provided for the school. I look forward to continuing to work with the school to aide their development and advocate for the teachers and students in Newtown.”

Naoise O’Cearuil welcomes opening of Maynooth Cycle Link

The Maynooth Harbour Cycle Link was officially opened today by the Minister for Transport and Tourism, Shane Ross, in the Harbour Field today.

I’ve worked with my council colleagues and council staff over the past three years to bring this to fruition.
Another example of an excellent facility available in Maynooth. It’s time to start promoting Maynooth as a tourist destination from a national and international level.