THE recently announced new local authority boundary split will serve Leixlip better writes Henry Bauress.
That is according to non party Leixlip Town Councillor, Denis McCarthy.
Meanwhile, on a 6 June visit to Leixlip, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD slammed the Government’s proposal to abolish the Seanad.
Mr. Martin said this comes after the abolition of all town councils across the country. “They are dismantling our democracy piece by piece and dressing it up as reform” stated Mr. Martin.
Cllr. McCarthy said he believed Celbridge would have been linked to Clane and that a Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip area with Straffan would have been a massive area.
He said Leixlip had the template to be the headquarters for the new Leixlip/Celbridge area.
Mr. Martin spent the day in the area meeting the organisation’s local reps and going on the doors in the local community.
The Fianna Fail leader said two previous anti-democratic measures already introduced by this Government: the removal of elections to Údarás na Gaeltachta and the recent winding up of all town councils. “This new move to abolish the Seanad is populist and doesn’t represent real reform.”
“Removing power from parliament and centralising power around the Taoiseach is an affront to democracy” remarked Martin, “real reform should be about preserving democracy and making it work better. Fianna Fáil are committed to real reform and are opposed to Enda Kenny’s attempts to take away democracy from voters.”
On his party, he said: “Fianna Fáil cannot simply expect the support of voters - the party must deserve it. This will come with top quality candidates, better policies and most of all hard work.”
“A commitment to “civic duty and local activism which was always a cornerstone of the party and working towards improving the livelihoods of families and communities. This will be a key part of the party’s renewal, especially in the upcoming local elections next year.”
- Henry Bauress