Start your own Business ? 

In association with Kildare Local Enterprise Office – May be of great help to someone you know ! 

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Community spirit alive and well 

Delighted to attend two fun days in Athy and Ballyroe. Well done to the Residents of Dunbrinn and Ballyroe. Community spirit at its best!

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Canvass Kilberry and Kildangan 

Out in Kilberry and Kildangan this evening , our office is open from 9.30 in Athy in the morning , if we can help you 

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Oral hearing concludes Day 1

The first day of the oral hearing into the Athy Distributor Road has concluded in the Clanard Court Hotel . Kildare County Council have concluded their evidence and those marking objections and observations have begun their evidence . The hearing will continue in the Clanard Court Hotel in the morning from 9.30 am. 

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July update on Athy Distributor Road 

I attach , letter’s I have received following my recent submission to An Bord pleanala in relation to the above much needed road. The oral hearing regarding planning for this road ,will commence tomorrow at 10am in the clanard Court Athy. I will keep you informed of any and all progress and issues in relation to same – Mark .

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Graveyard extension approved for Churchtown Athy 


I am delighted to report that following unanimous support at our Council meeting today , planning approval for the new extension to Churchtown Graveyard has received the go ahead. This positive news will include the extension , new car park for School/Graveyard and new footpath to Community Play school, along with new tree planting and associated works.I would like to thank Kildare County Council for their support with this project and all those involved in getting this good news today . Tenders will be sent out shortly for the work. The Council confirming that they will work with the local community on ensuring that this project is achieved as quickly as possible and that they will work with the Community on its delivery . Mark .

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May update on Athy Distributor Road 

Permission for the road is now with An Bord Pleanála . An Bord Pleanála will now consider the planning involved in this road . It is therefore very important that you and or your neighbours make a submission to the Bord on any or all concerns you may have regarding the road and any submission you may make can also include your support for this development .
We are informed that it is likely an Oral hearing may be called on this application which could take place July / August with a decision in the months following that hearing .
Submissions may be made in writing to the An Bord Pleanála, Strategic Infrastructure Division,
64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902
from now until Friday 9th June.
A fee of €50.00 must accompany any submissions (subject to exceptions in relation to certain speci ed bodies).
If you want to discuss any part of the above or have any questions on the road , please let me know . 

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