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Housing Minister Commits to a Review of Leasing Policy and Targets

Government housing policy prioritises the interests of private developers and private profit The Department of Housing has confirmed it is undertaking a review of its long-term leasing policy and targets, according to Social Democrats Councillor Aidan Farrelly. In January, on foot of a motion from Cllr Farrelly, Kildare County Council wrote to Housing Minister Darragh […]

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Children and Young People Deserve More from Minister

Social Democrats Councillor, and professional youth worker Aidan Farrelly has called for greater assurances from the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, who this week refused to rule out funding cuts to the services offered to children and young people.  “It seems that youth services throughout Ireland are facing as turbulent a post-COVID […]

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Concerns over role of An Bord Pleanala in Clane Housing Application

Social Democrats Kildare Councillor Aidan Farrelly has raised concerns over the role of An Bord Pleanála in an application for a private housing development in Clane which grew from 322 units to 366 after formal input from the Board. The Strategic Housing Development application, which is currently before the national planning authority pending decision, is […]

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