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©2019 by Cllr Sorcha O'Neill.

My Priorities

Promoting Gaeilge

Tosaíocht eile de mo chuid ná cur chun cinn agus spreagadh na Gaeilge. Ba mhaith liom cuidiú le pobal na Gaeilge stádas 'Líonra' a bhaint amach do Nás agus do na Solláin. Cuirfidh mé an sprioc seo chun cinn go háitiúil agus go náisiúnta, agus leanfaidh mé ag tacú le húsáid agus le feiceálacht na Gaeilge sa cheantar i gcoitinne.

Crime Prevention

Crime prevention and detection in communities and on the roads will continue to be a priority for me. The targeting of older persons is an issue I would like to address.

Age Friendly Housing

I will continue to campaign, and highlight the need, for age friendly housing.

Improve Our Paths

Improving our public streetscape and footpaths to encourage more footfall and ensuring accessible safe access for all.

Youth Services

I'm currently working on a number of outreach initiatives aimed at Young Adults and Teenagers. If elected, I will continue to build on offering more programs to engage our younger citizens.

Tourism

We have some great features in Naas but we are not utilizing them as well as we could be. Realizing the Greenway trail and opening the Deburgh gardens would be a huge attraction. Getting rid of our derelict sites that hold us back. Utilizing the Irish language community here to make Naas and Sallins a Gaeltacht area would be a big draw for international and domestic travelers. We need attractive public realms for our own communities as well as visitors.

The Environment

Environmental Issues are also high priority for me. I am a Climate Change Ambassador and co-founder of the Naas Sustainable Energy Community. We are on the way to commission an energy audit of Naas and seeing where we can assist both public and private buildings to make energy savings, retrofitting, grants and where possible to move to more sustainable methods of energy.

Transport

I am acutely aware that there are many issues regarding our public transport. There are difficulties finding inter-town and rail feeder buses, not enough carriages on peak time rail services and not enough parking spaces to facilitate commuters.

Lack of bus shelters and timetables can be hard to locate or just not available. We need to integrate all these services and have easy to access, up to date information.


Over the last five years I have consistently lobbied for a more integrated approach to public transport network.

I am delighted to say that Kildare County Council has started a Naas & Sallins transport study which will look at all options on transport from park and ride facilities, to pedestrian safety & cycling safety, and integration of services.