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General Election 2016 Candidates: Laois.

Six Kildare electoral divisions, with an estimated population of 7,000 people, have transferred in to Laois. These divisions include the towns of Kildangan, Monasterevin and Churchtown.

Laois is a three seat constituencies, with six declared candidates, thus far.

All candidates are listed below, in alphabetical order:

The current holding by any candidate of elected office is noted.

Hopes ABP Decision On Meath Wind Farm May Indicate Its Stance On Kildare Application.

There are hopes that An Bord Pleanala's decision to refuse planning permission to Element Power for a wind farm in North Meath is indicative of the stance it may take on the firm's Kildare proposals.

Element Power sought permission for the erection of 46 turbines in the Emlagh Wind Farm project near Kells, similar in scale to that which it proposes in Kildare and South Meath.

ABP won't issue a decision on the Maighne Wind Farm application until April.


Deadline For Application For Kildare Postal Vote Has Passed.

The deadline for applications in Kildare for availing of a postal vote in the General Election has now passed.

However, the supplementary register of electors remains open to new entrants, including those who've turned 18 in the last 12 months.

Forms, available from Kildare County Council, and all of the county's Garda stations, post offices and libraries, must be lodged with KCC by 5pm on Tuesday evening.


SF Kildare North Candidate Abides By Tidy Towns Cttees. Request.

Sinn Fein's Kildare North candidate says she will abide by a request by three Tidy Towns committees not to erect election posers in their locales.

These groups in Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth have asked the constituencies 12 candidates not to put up posters.

Sinn Féin Kildare North candidate, Cllr Réada Cronin, says “I respect and value the voluntary work carried out by our Tidy Town Committees in North Kildare so I am happy to abide by their request and not erect posters in certain areas”


INMO Nurses Vote In Favour Of Measures To Tackle Over-Crowding.

Planned industrial action has been called off by nurses at seven of the country's Emergency Departments.

Members of the INMO, including those at Naas General Hospital,  voted 71 per-cent in favour of revised proposals from the Workplace Relations Commission to tackle overcrowding and staffing at EDs.

The General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is Liam Doran.

He says part of these proposals will involve weekly meetings between Senior Management and nurses;

Kildare Rents Increased By 7.8% In Q3, 2015.

A new report shows private rental prices in Kildare increased by 7.8% in the third quarter of last year.

The study was conducted by  First Citizen Asset Management from statistics from the Irish Private Residential Tenancies Board.

The national average increase in that period was 6%.

The only area in which rents fell was Sligo, where they were down 1.1%.


1,451 .IE Domains Registered In Kildare Last Year.

1,451 "dot ie" domain names were registered in Kildare last year.

The IE Domain Registry says this represents an increase of 16% on 2014, a rate higher than the national average.

It brings the total number of domains in Kildare to 8,234

The registry says the increase a continued economic recovery and confident adoption of digital media by businesses here.




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