Edenderry to target IDA and job creation

EDENDERRY Town Council is to issue an invitation to the IDA to come to the town to see about the possibility of creating much needed jobs for the area.

EDENDERRY Town Council is to issue an invitation to the IDA to come to the town to see about the possibility of creating much needed jobs for the area.

The suggestion was made by Cllr John Foley at the February meeting of the Town Council following an update about the commencement of work on the R402 road from Edenderry to Enfield.

“We should target the IDA at this stage not in two year’s time when the road is finished,” urged Cllr Foley. He also suggested that the R402 item be taken off the monthly agenda.

“The beginning of work on this road is a great credit to this council. We are great at targetting one issue at a time and now it is time to move on to another issue which is creating jobs in Edenderry.”

However Cllr Patricia Brady felt the R402 should remain on the agenda. “It is positive that it is now going ahead, but we need to keep it there.”

Cllr Fergus McDonnell agreed that it should be kept on the agenda until it is completed. He acknowledged the efforts of Kildare County Council engineers.

Town Council Cathaoirleach Jim Murrin said he had been sceptical that the road work would ever commence. “I felt I would be six feet under before anything would happen.”

He agreed that it was time to start getting in touch with the IDA. “Edenderry is a great town with a lot of facilities, clubs and organisations. We should approach the IDA to come on board, to put a bit of work our way. Now is the time to put the IDA on the agenda before the road is finished.” Cllr Murrin also suggested that the Town Council should get a map of the town drawn up and sent to the IDA.