Thursday, June 24, 2010

Steeplechase Relief Road in Ratoath to Open

“I warmly welcome the announcement that the inner relief road at Steeplechase is to open shortly. This will bring a large amount of traffic out of Ratoath Village and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists alike.”

“ This particular are in Ratoath is steeped in history and I think a suitable name should be given to this road. I have written to The Ratoath Heritage Group to inform them of the road opening and asked them to put on their thinking caps to come up with a suitable suggestion for the road name.”

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recruitment ban lifted for Traffic Wardens

Cllr Regina Doherty, Chairperson of Meaths Joint Policing Committee has today welcomed the lifting of the recruitment ban to allow Meath County Council replace the recent loss of 3 Traffic Wardens to our South Meath Schools.

“ With the recruitment ban in place and the loss of staff members over the past year we were left in a position where 3 of our schools in Dunshaughlin and Rathregan were left with no Traffic wardens to assist children and parents alike crossing the roads.  The lifting of this ban allows us to recruits new people to these positions and return to a safe environment for our school going children.”

“ I would like to pay particular tribute to the MCC outdoor staff who assisted in filling in for these roles over the past year, it is a credit to them for their commitment to their jobs and to the people of South Meath.”

Safety at Meaths schools is particularly relevant to the JPC as one of the objectives of our work plan for 2010  is to improve safety outside Meaths schools and Traffic Wardens are paramount to this.”

Meath County Council, Local Politicians and Chambers of Commerce join forces to market South Meath

At a meeting hosted by Meath County Manager, Tom Dowling, a decision was taken by MCC, Ashbourne, Ratoath and Dunshaughlin Chambers of Commerce and local politicians, to join forces with a view to promoting South Meath as a perfect choice for new business to invest and set up.

“The past few years have been spent investing in the infrastructure required by investors. The M2 and M3 are now fully operational, our close proximity to Dublin city and the airport provides accessibility with ease, our broadband capabilities are top of the range for business users and our highly educated residents/workforce are ready to be tapped in to.  All that’s left for us to do is to sell our product – South Meath”

“To that end we have agreed to join forces with Kevin Stewart and his Economic Development Team in Meath County Council to seek presentations with Enterprise Ireland and the IDA to promote our area and their area of choice when bring suitable investors to Ireland”

“I am quite sure that once we have the opportunity to sell our area to these promoting bodies that we will see positive results in the form of new jobs for the people of Ashbourne, Ratoath, Dunshaughlin and Dunboyne.”    

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gaelscoil Ráth Tó appoint first teacher and announce new home

Cllr Regina Doherty has warmly welcomed the appointment of Ms. Tricia Ní Mhaolagáin to the position of first teacher at Gaelscoil Ráth Tó. We have finalised a deal with Ratoath Community Centre who are renting us accommodation there for our school for its first year. The school will be opening on Monday 30th of August.
“We are all getting very excited now as everything is coming together as planned. We have our teacher, our pupils and now our accommodation – all we need is for the Minister for Education and Skills to give us recognition from her department”

“We are still accepting registrations for the 2010 academic year, which can be sent to us at Also, as we are receiving no state funding this year we are on a major fundraising drive so any donations or assistance are very welcome.”