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Details On A Proposal To Install A Solar Panel Array In Leixlip Has Been Submitted To Kildare Planners.

More detailed information on a proposal to install a solar panel array in Leixlip has been submitted to Kildare's planners

Solas Éireann Development Limited is seeking planning permission for the erection of "30,100 photovoltaic panels on ground mounted frames within a site area of 12.10 hectares"

The site is on the local road at Tower Hill in Confey.

KCC asked for more information on 6 points, and has noted the company's "concurrent application" by  on a nearby-site.

That information has been lodged.


Funeral Takes Place Today For Christy Byrne.

A funeral takes place today for Christy Byrne who died after a fire on board an ambulance at Naas General Hospital.

The 78 year old from Suncroft in The Curragh died at the scene on Thursday.

The HSE is examining the possibility that the fire may have been caused by an oxygen canister.

Two paramedics were injured in the fire - both have since been discharged from hospital.

Mr. Byrne will be laid to rest following 2pm Requiem Mass in St Brigid's Church, The Curragh

Irish Rail To Soon Find Out If Permission Has Been Granted To Extend Lifetime Of Plans To Re-Develop Maynooth Train Station.

Irish Rail will find out in the coming days if it is being permitted to  extend the lifetime of its plans to re-develop Maynooth Train Station.

It already has planning permmission for a project which will include the provision of 38 new parking spaces and modified access from the Straffan Road.

That permission, however, is close to expiring.

It sought an extension of Kildare planners, and a decision is due shortly.


Request For More Noise Surpression Infrastructure In Johnstown Being Submitted To Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

A request for more noise surpression infrastructure in Johnstown is being submitted to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Fine Gael Cllr., Fintan Brett, says residents want barriers installed during the N7 up-grade extended from the village limit to the Big Ball.

He wants TTI to include this new element in tender documents for up-grades to the road.

Kildare County Council is sending the request to TTI.

Kildare Hosting One Of The Pieta 100 Charity Cycles Today.

Kildare is hosting one of the Pieta 100 Charity Cycles today

The cycle  includes a 100 and a 50km route around Kildare that will start from Moorefield GAA Club in Newbridge and travel towards Milltown, Allen, Rathangan, Clonbollogue, Monasterevin, Kildangan, Narraghmore, Dunlavin, Ballymore Eustace and Athgarvan before finishing back in Moorefield GAA Club.

An Bord Pleanala Has Up-held KCC's Decision To Refuse Planning Permission For Construction Of 190 Homes In Kilcock.

An Bord Pleanala has up-held Kildare County Council's decision to refuse planning permission for the construction of 190 homes in Kilcock.

In May, Kildare County Council declined to grant permission to Teresa Monaghan for the project, on a site at Boycetown.

Her application for planning permission included construction of a neighbourhood centre with three units, and a crèche.

Urgent Need To Roll-Out Broadband In Rural Kildare Raised In Dáil.

The need to expedite the roll-out of broadband services in Kildare has been raised in the Dáil.

Around 20,000 Kildare premises are without access to broadband, many of them in rural areas.

Laois/Kildare South TD, Brian Stanley raised the issue in the Dáil this week.

He said he is particularly concerned by further delays in selecting the preferred company to provide a national broadband service.

He is now pressing for a Universal Service Obligation to be put in place to ensure all areas of Kildare receive broadband.

Athy Residents Endure Second Night Of Flooding In A Fortnight.

Residents in two estates in Athy faced a second night of flooding in less than two weeks last night.

Emergency services had to be notified after residents in the Castlepark and Carbury estates reported rising water levels.

Irish Water were due to send an engineer to address the issue today.

Local councilor Tom Redmond was at the scene with Cllr Aoife Breslin yesterday evening. He said councilors will be monitoring the situation closely.


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