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Construction Of Modular Homes In Newbridge Postponed Following Meeting With Minister

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The Beechgrove residents in Rathangan are due to meet with the Minister this afternoon.

The construction of modular homes for Ukrainian refugees in Lakeside Park in Newbridge has been postponed following a meeting with the Minister for Integration Roderic O' Gorman.

The Lakeside Park/Highfield/Dara Park action group met with the Minister on Friday, where he told them construction will be halted until a full investigation is carried out by the Office of Public Works.

The Beechgrove residents in Rathangan are due to meet with the Minister this afternoon.

Lakeside park residents have said that people within the estate can't get a doctor because services are so tight across the town, and that Newbridge in general doesn't have the amenities to cope with an influx of people.

Tom McDonnell, is from the LHD action group and he attended the meeting,he commented: "We raised all the issues and concerns with him.

"I think he was startled to see what's going on down there [LakesidePark].

"We showed him some footage of flooding and sewerage problems.

"Now he wants the [OPW] to engage directly with Kildare County Council, which should have happened in the first place.

"It's Kildare County Council that know what's going on in that area and they seem to have been overlooked," he said.

Tom McDonnell, LHD action group spoke with Eoin Beatty on Monday's Kildare Today, listen back to the full interview here:


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