Category Archives: Government of Ireland

Special Education Teacher (SET) allocation – Notice of Motion

10.3 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“Meath County Council notes the serious impact the resourcing of education may have in
Meath arising out of the new policy (Circular 0002/2024) on resource allocation for
children with additional needs that was issued by the Department of Education. Meath
County Council calls upon the Department of Education to pause the allocation model
until an impact assessment is done on children with complex needs accessing supports
and until there is adequate consultation with all relevant stakeholders.”

With reference to Kilbride National School motion passed and forwarded to Government.

Tara Mines Workers SIPTU ICTU – Notice of Motion

10.1 Submitted by Cathaoirleach Tommy Reilly, Councillors Sean Drew, David Gilroy, Trevor Golden, Edward Fennessy and Michael Gallagher.

Meath Co. Council notes the commitment in the Government’s recent budget to the introduction of pay-related job seekers benefit in December 2024. However, this council is supporting SIPTU’s Construction Sector campaign on behalf of the Tara Mines workers in calling upon Government to bring forward the implementation date of these proposals and supports the ICTU’s position for job seekers benefit to be increased to 70% of average earnings capped at €550 for a minimum of 9 months.

Traffic Management M1, M2/N2, M3 & M4. – Notice of Motion

10 General Interest Motions
10.5 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“That Meath County Council calls on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to implement traffic management on motorways and arterial routes (M1, M2, N2, M3 and M4), in particular at points of congestion, as these areas pose a higher risk for road users.”

CCPC Dual Pricing Reward & Loyalty Cards – Notice of Motion

10.6 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden
“Meath County Council calls government and regulators (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) – to ban the practice of dual/discriminatory pricing of goods,
specifically by supermarkets by means of a membership system such as Rewards/Club
cards. This coercive practice unfairly discriminates and effectively forces an additional
condition on the sale of goods.”

Dedicated Bus Lanes in Meath – Notice of Question

8.4 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“Can Meath County Council provide details of all dedicated bus lanes within the County.”

Response:

Location Direction Length
R147 Bracetown North bound 700
R147 Piercetown South Bound 425
R147 Piercetown North bound 425
R147 Piercetown North Bound 835
R147 Piercetown North Bound 1100
Total 3485 (3.485 Km)

 

NTA – Allocation Approval Trim MD – Meath County Council

Meath County Council made a submission to the NTA for funding of various schemes under the Stimulus Plan announced by Government last month.

The NTA have now confirmed the projects to be funded and the related allocation amounts and below is a list of the schemes relevant to the Trim Municipal District.

Road Number (or Street Name in Urban Areas)Location of Proposed SchemeProject Type and Brief Description

R-159-89EnfieldProvide new footpath to creche
Lackanash RoadTrimSignalised pedestrian crossing
R-158-0Summerhill Road, TrimReconstruction / renewal of defective footpaths or cycle tracks.
R-161-0Navan Gate Street, Trim,Reconstruction / renewal of defective footpaths or cycle tracks.
Enfield VillageVarious locations in the villageRecent walkability studies identified several footpaths, cycleways/lanes that need upgrading in order to become more user friendly to users, wheelchair users, buggy users, older people etc. 
Summerhill VillageVarious locations in the villageRecent walkability studies identified several footpaths, cycleways/lanes that need upgrading in order to become more user friendly to users, wheelchair users, buggy users, older people etc. 
R156Summerhill VillageReconstruction/Renewal of defective footpaths or cycle tracks
Ribbontail LaneLongwoodSurfacing new link to Royal Canal

Roadmap for reopening society and business – COVID19

Two changes come onto effect from Tuesday 5th of May:

  • People can travel up to 5 kilometres from their home to exercise.
  • Those who are cocooning can leave their homes for exercise so long as they avoid all contact with other people.
Roadmap for reopening society and business in Ireland from Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Health. COVID19
COVID19 Roadmap for reopening society and business in Ireland

The full document Roadmap for reopening society and business is available here & here.

Update from the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Health – 01/05/2020.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – MEATH RECYCLING CENTRES

The initiative to waive the €5 fee for black bin waste on a trial period at the Kells Navan and Trim Recycling Centres has resulted in overstimulating visitor numbers to the extent that it has now become impossible to observe Covid 19 social distancing restrictions at the centres.  Over 2,000 customers visited the centres over the weekend of the initiative, depositing 2,300 bags of refuse for safe disposal, some of which may otherwise have been illegally dumped.

The high level of activity presented difficulties in terms of traffic and essential travel restrictions also.  Regretfully this high level of activity cannot be sustained in the current era of Covid 19 restrictions. 

The Recycling Centres are deemed to be an essential service, in particular serving the needs of the population who do not have access to a kerbside collection service, and it is vital that they remain open during this period.

For this reason, it has been decided to reinstate the charges for household waste from 8.30am Wednesday 22nd April.  This will lead to a reduction in the visitor numbers to the sites and will ensure that the sites are allowed to remain open whilst observing social distancing restrictions and that the use of the centres does not present a health threat to visitors or staff.

The public are advised to use the sites only if essentially required and to store materials where possible at this time.

The gate fee of €2 continues to be waived.

We continue to seek vigilance from the public in terms of illegal dumping which has increased in recent weeks.

All waste collectors must have a waste collection permit.  Never use a waste collector who does not have a permit listed at www.nwcpo.ie

Report suspicious activity to environment@meathcoco.ie

For further information on recycling centres in Meath visit www.meath.ie