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Celbridge Newsletter September 2011


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Celbridge Newletter from Anthony Lawlor TD

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Celbridge Newsletter September 2011

  1. 1. Anthony Lawlor’s Newsletter m Anthony A message froe people of Kildare North for to th I am most grateful in Dáil Éireann. I am electing me to represent them to do my position and intend ho noured to be in this of Kildare North. I ha ve a best fo r the people and area h is open daily, and I am constituency office in Naas, whic ing so I every Thursday even g a clinic in Celbridge to raise holdin ntact me if you wish encourage you to drop in or co organise more than happy to an is sue. I would also be als, groups or school s. tours to Dá il Éireann for individu sitate to ent! Please do not he r all it is your parliam l me at Afte 01 6183007 or emai give my Dáil office a call on tour. to arrange a an thony.lawlor@oireac ting with you. I look forward to mee New School for Celbridge In June, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn announced plans to build a new second level school in Celbridge. The decision to establish three new second level schools between 2012 and Free access to Castletown House 2017 in Naas, Maynooth and Celbridge will address In July Junior Minister for Finance, Brian Hayes, announced a new scheme which opens all the current overcrowding situation experienced OPW Heritage sites free to the public on the first Wednesday of every month. Castletown in many schools in the county. Celbridge has House in Celbridge is included on this scheme. This free access will be available until experienced a significant population rise in the end of 2011 when the scheme will be up for review. I recommend people to avail of recent years and the establishment of this new this free access to Castletown House and other Heritage sites throughout the country. second level school will ease the burden both on Further information can be found on the school and on parents who have difficulties enrolling their children. I will be supporting the Minister at all times on the progression of these three projects and hope to see the new second level school in Celbridge completed before the end of 2017. Enda Kenny’s visit to Colourtrend On 25th May, Celbridge was visited by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny when he launched the new “Ceramic Matt” paint at Colortrend. Unfortunately due to Dáil commitments on the day I was unable to attend the event however I am aware that the Taoiseach entertained the crowd by regaling his own painting experiences! The launch of this product by Colortrend is proof that even during this recession Irish companies are still forging ahead with expanding their business and I would like to wish them every success in this new venture. Anthony Lawlor TD - Working for the people of County KildareAnthony Lawlor Newslet Aug11.indd 1 22/08/2011 14:32
  2. 2. Upgrading of train line to Celbridge A public briefing was held on 12th July 2011 by Irish Rail to outline the Second Phase of the Kildare Route Project which will upgrade the Inchicore to Hazelhatch line. The overall objective of the Project, which has its root in the National Development Plan, is to improve the quality, speed and reliability of rail services, in order to reduce private car usage. Under the project, Irish Rail is proposing that the route from Inchicore to Hazelhatch be electrified in order to deliver DART services. There are several benefits of this Project, including reducing travel time and the reduction in car drivers, which will reduce emissions, among others. Iarnród Éireann is now progressing the Kildare Route Project – Phase 2 to detailed design phase, including the submission of a Railway Order during the latter half of 2011. Construction Phase will take place following railway order approval and state funding. AES, Bord Na Mona secures Check the Register waste management contract The cabinet has announced that the Presidential Election will be held on 27th October and three referenda will be held on the same day. If you from Kildare County Council are not sure if you are registered to vote go to In July, Kildare County Council (KCC) announced that AES, If you are not registered, contact Kildare County Council to be included Bord na Móna’s Resource Recovery company secured the on the Supplementary Register or my office in Naas where we can send contract to provide waste and recycling bin collection out a form. Remember however that in order to be considered for services to the households across the county currently inclusion on the supplementary register for this election, the form must be received by Kildare County Council the fourteenth day (Sundays serviced by KCC. The transfer of this service took place excluded) before polling day. on 22nd August 2011. There is no change to the current pricing structure and collection schedules for existing KCC customers remains the same. This will be reviewed at Changes to Citizenship Application the end of 2012. Key features of this new arrangement include: Scheme announced u Customers who have already paid KCC for their service A new citizenship scheme will now give a decision on applications within charge until December 2011 will continue to receive six months. In June a new application form for naturalisation became service from AES at no additional service charge available on This more simplistic application form aims to dramatically reduce the numbers incorrectly completed and will u Customers in receipt of a waiver from KCC will continue substantially contribute to more efficient and streamlined processing to have their bins accepted on the same basis as times. A new Citizenship Ceremony has also been introduced to give before until December 2011. proper recognition to the importance of a person being granted Irish u Bin tags already purchased will continue to be citizenship. accepted by AES and bin tags will continue to be available from the same retail outlets National Internship Scheme u Recycling bins will continue to be accepted by AES from customers where the service charge has been As part of the Government’s Jobs Initiative, a new National Internship paid, or waived, free of charge Scheme was announced. This is a time limited scheme operating for two years only with 5,000 places. Internship placements will operate for a 6 Securing this new contract means that AES expects to 9 month period with the payment of €50 per week additional to social to recruit up to 25 additional staff in customer service welfare entitlements. It will operate in the private, public and voluntary and service provision from August 2011 onwards. More sectors. The National Internship Scheme will be available to individuals detailed information on changes to the service provided who are on the Live Register and have been in receipt of Jobseekers by AES can be found at Allowance/Benefit or signing on for credits for at least 3 months. PressReleasesAdverts/ Further information on this scheme can be found at Celbridge Pay Parking Bye- Laws At their meeting on Monday 25th July, the Council announced their new plans for the Parking Bye Laws in Celbridge. The main changes involve the moving of the taxi rank further down the Main Street and an increased number of double yellow lines at the entrance to residential estates in the town. These changes should ensure an improved traffic management system throughout the town. For more detailed information on the plans, contact Kildare County Council. ANTHoNy LAwLoR TD • Tel: 045 888488 • Email: anthony.lawAnthony Lawlor Newslet Aug11.indd 2 22/08/2011 14:32
  3. 3. l Business ns Dáil Questio Dái to va d a rious Min number of such as extra I have table isters on topics as a result of the Co. Kildare rding to Census resources in pulation acco o ted by pointed increased p vel of funding distribu online d to be ap 2011; the le the need to extend the hicles. I wa s delighte htas Committee d Oireac and Irish Aid an tor tax to commercial ve to the Protection rvice for mo on Job s, Social work of this se . The tal Education will be instrumen et com mittee ck o n its fe Ireland ba e ber of in getting oking forward to th in a num and I a m lo I hav e engaged d raised on the ahead. tes an ed to challenge Dáil deba nt of the Dáil the ne ate e Adjournm r services to fac and ilit te extend wa velopment at Intel ing the n ew de e fund ring fenc t the need to land fill site a Along with m to deal with the colleagues, I m y constituency wn. Ruairí Quinn et with Minister Kerdiffsto serious lack to discuss the of SNAs at Raphael’s Scho St ol in Celbridge. . I warmly welco Dáil Business, me the package of reform fo September 20 which will be effective from r 11. Among th Dáil will now e measures, th si e sit on the first t earlier on Tuesdays and w Friday of every ill I have spoken in the Dáil on a Issue Debates month; Topica number of issues such as suicide backbench TDs will be introduced givi l ng prevention, white collar crime, Questions will more speaking time; Leader now be taken by s electoral reform, bankruptcy Thursdays and TDs can raise the Tánaiste on laws and the protection of Good replies to Parlia is mentary Quest sues regarding Samaritans in our society. ions. To keep up to date with my activities in the Dáil, including speeches and responses to Dáil Questions, join me on Facebook or on my website • Anthony Lawlor Newslet Aug11.indd 3 22/08/2011 14:32
  4. 4. Competition Time! For the opportunity to win a tour of Dáil Éireann followed by a meal in the Dáil Restaurant for two people, email the answer to the following question: Q.Who is the current Ceann Comhairle? All correct answers to a n t h o ny. l a w l o r @ o i r. ie. Deadline for receipt Presidential candidate of entries Friday 30th September 2011. On 9th July the Fine Gael party chose Gay Mitchell MEP as our candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Election in October. I wish Gay all the best in the coming months during his campaign and will offer whatever support he needs in his bid to become the first Fine Gael President of Ireland. Celbridge useful contact details: Kildare County Council (045 980200) 0612 HSE Local Health Office (045 873 200) St. Mary’s, Craddockstown Road, Naas Celbridge Garda Station (01 6288222) Garda Station, Celbridge Celbridge Health Centre (01 6303100) Maynooth Road, Celbridge Celbridge Community Library (01) 6272207) Saint Patrick’s Park, Celbridge Social Welfare Office (045 884430/884431) Unit 2, Rathesker Square, Naas Naas General Hospital (045 897 221) Naas Fire Station (045 879964) KDOC (Out of hours GP Service) (1890 599 362) Vista Primary Care Campus, Naas Kildare County Council Maynooth Area Office (01 6286236) For all local information on Celbridge your Local Celbridge Fine Gael Team: ANTHoNy LAwLoR TD Email: Constituency Office: 56 South Main Street, Naas, Co. Kildare Contact Number: 045 888488 CLLR. SENAN GRIFFIN Opening Hours: 9am -12am & 3pm – 5pm Email: Address: Ballygoran, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Celbridge Clinic: Every Thursday 7pm – 8pm Contact Numbers: Venue - Kildrought Inn, Main Street, Celbridge 01-6285177/ 087- 2331267 Website: Find me on FacebookAnthony Lawlor Newslet Aug11.indd 4 22/08/2011 14:32