Lawless: Irish Water Issue Blocking Estate Maintenance Resolved

Cllr. James Lawless

Cllr. James Lawless

The long awaited protocol from Irish Water for taking in charge of estates finally issued on the 6th November. Cllr. James Lawless has been campaigning for estates to be taken in charge by the council for the past two years. When an estate is taken in charge it means that the council assume responsibility for maintenance such as fixing street lights and repairing broken kerbs. If an estate is not taken in charge it can lie in limbo for years with nobody performing basic maintenance, especially with so many builders going bust in recent years. Cllr. Lawless had been working with a number of estates to get them taken over by the council and the final blocker was Irish Water which had created an obstacle from the 1st January this year on any new taking in charges.

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Ógra National Youth Conference 2014

Ogra youth conference KildareThe Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference will take place in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare from Friday 7th to Saturday the 8th of November 2014. This is the first time the party’s youth wing are holding their annual conference in Kildare. The local Fianna Fáil organisation is delighted to welcome the youth delegates to Clane.

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Kildare to Host Ógra Fianna Fáil National Youth Conference

Cllr. Robert Power, Cllr. Kate Feeney and Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil.

Cllr. Robert Power, Cllr. Kate Feeney and Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil.

Ógra Fianna Fáil are to hold their 2014 National Youth Conference in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane Co. Kildare. The joint bid from Ógra organisations in both Kildare North and South beat off competition from other constituencies to host the weekend of policy debate in November of this year.

The decision was made by the Ógra National Council at a meeting in Athlone on Saturday where Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil and Cllr. Robert Power presented the bid on behalf of the Kildare organisation.

Fianna Fáil is growing its membership again. With two Ógra Councillors elected in Kildare and the NYC coming in November, the party hopes to capitalise and recruit new young members. Young members in Kildare will have a fantastic opportunity to have their say in how we run our party.

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Ben Doyle Picked for Election in Maynooth Area

Ben Doyle has been selected to run for Fianna Fáil in the Maynooth area. A Peace Commissioner appointed by the Department of Justice, Ben lives in Carbury with his wife and two children.

He has worked tirelessly in the Carbury area over the past few years on issues such as unfinished housing estates in Derrinturn, lack of amenities for children and is presently working on bringing a new Enterprise Unit to the North West Kildare area. He is especially proud of his involvement in the establishment of an Autistic Unit in St. Conleaths’ local primary school.

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