Cllr James Lawless Selected by FF to Contest General Election in Kildare North

Cllr. James Lawless

Cllr. James Lawless

Fianna Fáil Councillor James Lawless was selected to contest the upcoming General Election on behalf of the party for Kildare North. The selection follows a convention which took place at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane with more than 200 members in attendance. The convention was chaired by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD.

Speaking following his selection, Cllr Lawless commented, “It is a great honour to be chosen to represent Fianna Fáil in the Kildare North constituency for the upcoming General Election. Fianna Fáil has a proud tradition in Kildare and I look forward to working with the organisation and wider community to regain a seat for the party in Kildare North.”

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Ó Cearúil Calls IBAL Results Into Question

Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil

Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil

Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil has called on the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) litter results into question. For the second year in a row the organisation has said that Maynooth, Co. Kildare falls short of “clean” status. It is one of six towns in Ireland to be deemed not “clean”. Ó Cearúil commented, “These results really have to be questioned. Not only has Maynooth won a Bronze medal two years in a row in the Tidy Towns competition but it only won ‘Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town’ last July”.

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Irish Language Committee Created in Kildare County Council

Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil

Cllr Naoise Ó Cearúil

Kildare County Council have agreed to create an Irish Language Committee (Coiste na Gaeilge), following a motion submitted by Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil. The committee will be comprised of eight members to begin. Five councillors, one per grouping, the Irish Officer for the council and two members of the public.

Speaking after the meeting Cllr. Ó Cearúil stated, “this is an important issue to me and to many Irish speakers in Kildare. There is a Gaelscoil in nearly every town in Kildare and Irish Language usage is growing year on year. I stated during the meeting that the committee will be inclusive and seek to promote the language and engage with the public as much as possible.”

The motion received widespread support from Fianna Fáil colleagues and other parties.

Ó Cearúil Hosts Business Meeting in Maynooth

Last Wednesday, local election candidate Naoise ó Cearúil (FF) hosted a meeting for local businesses. The meeting was held in the Glenroyal Hotel and was attended by over 30 Businesses from Maynooth and the surrounding areas.

Dara Calleary T.D, Fianna Fáil Spokeperson on Jobs addressed the meeting on supports and grants available to local businesses. He stated that the Government was not doing enough to protect small to medium enterprises and that they were finding it tough at the moment.

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