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Economic Profile Kildare

Economic Profile of Kildare

Kildare has wide ranging and diverse areas of economic activity within its boundaries but there are four broadly defined areas of economic activity:

  1. The North East Metropolitan area
  2. The North West Agricultural/Boglands
  3. The Commercial Centre
  4. The Agricultural South

Across the three broad sectors of economic activity, Agriculture, Industry and Services, there has been a marked change in the sectoral employment shares over the past four decades.

The decline in agricultural employment is matched by the rise in employment in the services sector, and this trend is likely to continue in the future. The share of employment growth in Commerce Finance and Business Services (52% of the total employment growth) is significant, in that one in every two additional jobs created in the period was in this sector.

County Kildare occupies 2.4% of the total area of the State and contains 4.2% of the population (Census 2002). The CSO estimates of Gross Value Added (GVA) show that in 1995, the economy of Kildare contributed 4.1% of the total GVA for the State. Compared to the other counties under the immediate influence of the Dublin metropolitan area the performance in Kildare was quite good as evidenced by a GVA per capita that was 111% of the average for the State, compared with 80% for Wicklow and only 68% for Meath.

The government policies such as The National Spatial Strategy, Transport 21 and The Regional Planning Guidelines for the Greater Dublin Area are being adopted by Kildare County Council to further develop the economic strength of the county.

For further information, please refer to:

  • Kildare County Development Plan 2005-2011

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Sponsors

We would like to give our acknowledgement to our various sponsors that have helped to fund this website and the campaign that we are undertaking. None of this would be reponsible without the help and funding of these guys.

 

 

Budget Driveways

Budget Driveways are a local run business in Dublin offering driveway, patio and landscaping services to Dublin clients. Highly professional and very dedicated guys. Check them out at https://www.budgetdriveways.ie

 

 

Select Paving

Select Paving in Dublin has donated generously in order to help fund our campaign. They are a paving contractor in Dublin who are based in Dublin. They offer a lot of selective services including driveways, patio, gardening and road resurfacing. They are a large company capable of handling any sized project. Very affordable and all their work comes fully warranteed and guaranteed upto 5 years. Check them out at https://www.selectpaving.ie

 

 

Excel Driveway

 Excel Driveways are a quality driveway and patio installation company. They provide a range of tarmacadam and paving services. They have helped financially and with putting out various messages in Cork for us. We recommend them to anyone living in Cork. Check out their website at : https:///www.exceldriveways.ie

 

 

Old Orchard Drives and Patios

Really nice team that have been helping us to fundraise in Kildare over the last couple of years. They are groundwork experts that install and replace all types of driveways and patios. Make sure to visit their website at : https://www.oldorcharddriveways.ie

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Family Stress

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Family stress and its effects.

As Ireland continues to face increasing levels of stress, families are becoming a lot more susceptible to pressures from finances and work. Raising a family up can be rewarding and demanding when even in healthy social and economic times, so stressful times can make things a lot more challenging.

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Work Stress

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Pressure and stress in the workplace.

Is work stress affecting yout? Economic effect has taken its toll with stress affecting the Irish workforce. Long hours and multiple roles can put pressure on the best of us, but constantly updating technology and the lack of job security as well, a lot of people are reaching their break point.

Today, the workplace environment demands mean that having to cope with newer ways of communication, which didnt exist a few years ago. The modern environment is now supplied with data by email and a lot of staff also have to be available 24/7 on a mobile phone. While the rewards can seem to be greater, the stress is too. Not being able to relax or have a break, can result in burning out.

Travelling at rush hour, work, finances, the kid's future - all leading causes of stress

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