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Issue Of Safety Along The N78 To Be Discussed At Athy Municipal District Meeting

The issue of safety along the N78 is set to be discussed at the upcoming Athy Municipal District meeting.

Motions have been put forward by Cllrs Keatley and Miley.

Cllr Ivan Keatley is calling on Kildare County Council to immediately implement a safety programme in conjunction with the county Joint Policing Committee to help deal with the serious safety issues on the N78.

Councillor Martin Miley is requesting that the council work with the NRA to install safety measures on the route.


Calls To Ensure Kildare Gets Its Fair Share Of Funding For Social Housing

There's been a call to ensure Kildare gets its fair share of funding for social housing.

The government is to provide funding of €3.8M for the provision of social housing.

Cllr Kevin Byrne tabled a motion for Monday's meeting of KCC on the issue, enquiring as to what actions have been taken to ensure Kildare gets its fair share of the funding for the areas in very urgent need, in particular Celbridge.


Calls For KCC To Improve Broadband Services In Kildare

Kildare County Council is being urged to explore all options and work with central government to ensure all areas of Kildare have an efficient broadband service.

Cllr Fiona O'Loughlin has put forward a motion on the issue for the meeting of Kildare County Council on Monday, and is calling for a particular focus on areas of North West Kildare which is reportedly badly served.


Houses Prices Increase By Up To 45%

House prices have stabilised across Ireland, signaling an end to the financial crisis.

That's according to a survey by the Irish Independent, entitled 'How much is your house worth?' which examines 64 markets nationally.

It found that Dublin house price growth has now extended out to Louth and Meath. While prices in Kildare are growing at one of the highest rates in the country.

The report shows an increase of up to 45% in Kildare South, and 22% in Kildare North.


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