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18/09/2021

Ballymore road progress

Consultants have been appointed to find a solution to the closure of the Coughlanstson Road in Ballymore.

A scheme to repair the damage will be prepared and this will start shortly with the planning phases, which will include an examination of the options, the development of a business case, engagement with utilities companies, and the selection of a preferred option.

Mayor of Naas Municipal District Rob Power welcomed the announcement said: "The people of Coughlanstown, Ballymore and surrounding areas have put up with an awful lot since the road closure in 2016. We're still a number of months away from an agreed programme of works but this is certainly a positive step."

He added: “On my first day as Mayor I met with local residents and committed to keeping the pressure on all parties involved in this issue and updating locals at all times. Since then the Coughlanstown road has remained a standing item on the council's meeting agenda and today we're seeing positive movement toward finding a solution."

The road at Coughlanstown has been since September 2016. Kildare County Council stopped traffic using the road after a section of the bank at the side of the road gave way.

Clothes for Fashion Relief

Kildare boutiques are being asked to donate clothes for Fashion Relief in the RDS on May 13 next for Oxfam.

Local boutiques can take a stall and get on board for a good cause or donate stock for the event which will be hosted by Lorraine Keane for Oxfam.

Shoppers can bag designer gear and accessories from as little as €5 on the day.

All welcome on the day.

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