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Wed 5 May 2004 - Convent conversion now awaits funding
Following some delicate negotiations over access Nas Na Riogh Housing Association has secured full planning permission and is now awaiting a decision on funding from the Department of the Environment. In the meantime the not for profit group has been overwhelmed with the level of support from local businesses and organisations. more

Mon 17 Jun 2002 - Green light for nursing home for Mill Lane
The site is within a mile-and-a-half of the town centre. Plans for the site also include affordable housing for first time buyers, and sheltered accommodation for the elderly. Councillors agreed a material contravention of the 1999 Naas Town Plan to allow the development take place by 6 votes to 3. more more

Fri 13 Apr 2001 - Flooded with requests for affordable housing
Cllr Timmy Conway had sought to have the £25,000 qualifying income level increased to £32,000 at last week’s UDC meeting. He believed the £25,000 figure puts a house out of reach for many couples. more more

Fri 28 Apr 2000 - Locals being forced out of house market
A motion before last Tuesday’s UDC meeting in the names of Cllrs Timmy Conway, Seamie Moore, Willie Callaghan and Evelyn Bracken sought agreement that the 5 acres belonging to the community of Naas on the Blessington Road is for affordable housing only and that plans for these houses be drawn up immediately. more more

Fri 3 Mar 2000 - Minister should meet costs of faulty houses
The houses in question were built on unsure foundations by the council in the 1970s and suffer from major structural cracks. Town manager Terry O Niadh said officials could not make statements on how the houses were built because he said ‘we don’t know.’ more more

Fri 4 Feb 2000 - Concern over moves to give Naas natives priority for houses
Councillor Conway was speaking during a UDC debate on the new initiative which proposes to supply quality housing at more reasonable prices than the current market would dictate. more more