Tag: kildare local election candidate

Recognising our Defence Forces

As a parent of a current serving Defence Force member I am extremely proud that he is part of such a professional organisation of dedicated and loyal members serving throughout Ireland with honour and pride. I totally understand that Defence Force members did not join up to become rich but they certainly did not join…

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Fully reopening Celbridge Garda Station

Celbridge Garda Station has seen many operational  changes in my 30 years as a resident of this beautiful area and not all for the better of the community. One of the largest towns in north Kildare, Celbridge, has a population of 22,000 but only 11 Gardaí and no full-time Garda station. At one stage 22…

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Local Property Tax clarity required Now not later for residents.

Homeowners are set to be spared a hike until 2021 after cabinet were told that one in five would face a steep increase. The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that an increase in Local Property Tax will be deferred for another year. Homeowners who do not currently pay local property tax may have…

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Recognising Family Carers

Family Carers in Ireland another amazing group of people been forgotten about. Family Carers Ireland pointed out that €11m less was spent on the home care budget between 2008 and 2015. Why is this,When Family carers in Ireland provide over six million hours of unpaid care every week, saving the State around €4 billion annually…

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Supporting Nurses & Midwives in Kildare

I totally back the Nurses and midwives who voted overwhelmingly to go on strike in the New Year over pay and recruitment and retention difficulties. Nurses are currently campaigning for an across-the-board pay increase to address recruitment and retention difficulties in the health service. The INMO has sought pay parity with groups such as physiotherapists…

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