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# Kildare County Council

Last year
# An Bord Pleanála
Appeal lodged over development of €100 million solar farm near Punchestown Racecourse
There had previously been objections from multiple stakeholders in the horseracing industry.
All time
# Housing First
Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time
Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.
# Intel
Council gives green light to plans for €3.53 billion Intel facility in Leixlip
The planning authority has given the chip giant the go-ahead in spite of a small number of objections.
# Wildlife Act
Hedgecutting on M7 in Naas permitted as part of planned roadworks
Ensuring that there are no birds nesting in the area earmarked for clearance is a requirement for planned construction work.
# retail and services
Lidl paused plans for a controversial Kildare store - but it hasn't thrown in the towel yet
The second store in Naas received 40 objections and was refused for contravening town centre plans.
# retail and services
Kildare Village has been ordered to cull an anchor tenant store from its €50m extension
The overall project was cleared, but the retail hub’s owners appealed against planning restrictions.
# Race for the Áras
'Would you tell us if you were in a secret organisation?' The race for the Áras stumbles on
There may be trouble ahead.
# housing trouble
'I'm at the end of my rope': Mother with severely disabled child desperately trying to find somewhere to live
Tracy McGinnis has said it is impossible to find a place to live with the Housing Assistance Payment.
# private sewage scheme
Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?
106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.
# Roads
Council worker dies after being hit by car at roadworks site
The 59-year-old was directing traffic at a site outside Maynooth when he was struck by a car and fatally injured.
# Fix Your STreet
'Fix Your Street' website to be rolled out nationally by end of year
The website allowing people to report graffiti, leaks, litter, dumping and more will be available in the coming months.
# get them young
Kildare boy becomes Ireland's youngest mayor
Attracting young people to politics has always been an obstacle but young Dylan Steele shows them how it’s done.
# darren scully
Darren Scully loses Fine Gael whip after remarks about African immigrants
The former Mayor of Naas caused controversy with his remarks about African immigrants in a number of radio interviews last year.
Former Fianna Fáil TD Michael Fitzpatrick dies
The Kildare North TD served one term in the Dáil. He has been battling motor neurone disease.