Local News

Organisers Of Millfield Fire Response Appeal For Volunteers.

Those helping the families affected by yesterday's fire in Newbridge are appealing for volunteers.

Six houses at Millfield Manor were burnt to the ground yesterday afternoon.

There's been a huge response to an appeal for clothes for those who have been left homeless and more volunteers are needed at Royston Sport Club in the town.

A bank account has also been opened; the Millfield Fire Fund, is at PTSB.

The details are as follows:

BIC: IPBSIE2D

IBAN: IE67IPBS99064524172540

Taoiseach Hopes Planned Strike By Dunnes Stores Staff Can Be Called Off.

The Taoiseach says he hopes tomorrow's strike by Dunnes Stores workers can be called off.

Staff at Naas and Newbridge are among those who will picket outside the shops.

They say  their shifts are too unpredictable and make it impossible to predict their wages.

The Taoiseach says, however, that he supports workers who are campaigning for more stable and predictable working hours.

 

Kildare TD: KCC Does Have Resources To Deliver 1,300 Homes.

Its felt Kildare County Council does have the staffing resources to deliver almost 1,300 new social housing units

It has been allocated €86 million today, as part of the National Housing Programme.

The council will deliver the homes by leasing, purchasing and building.

The Dept. of the Environment has, since October, approved the recrutiment of 7 staff at KCC to manage this process.

Kildare North Fine Gael TD, Bernard Durkan, says KCC does have the staff to deliver these homes.

O'Fearghail: "Ridiculous" To Get "Hot & Bothered" Over By-Election.

A Kildare Fianna Fáil TD says it would be "ridiculous" of the party to "get all hot and bothered" about the forthcoming Carlow/Kilkenny by-election.

The party has not won a seat in such a ballot in 19 years, and there has been speculation that leader, Micheal Martin, may face a heave if Fianna Fáil fails to win the seat.

Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD, Sean O'Fearghail, is his party's chief whip.

He says the party has a poor and  long-acknowledged track record in by-elections

 

Kildare TD Meeting Housing Minister Over Provision For Millfield Manor Families.

A Kildare TD is meeting the Minister for Housing this afternoon, to ensure "every support is made available to Kildare County Council" to help those affected by the fire in Newbridge.

6 homes were effectively destroyed in the blaze in Millfield Manor yesterday afternoon.

No one was hurt, and a 39 yr. old man is being questioned at Newbridge Garda Station in connection with the incident.

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon's  talks with Minister of State, Paudie Coffey, will take place in the Dáil.

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