Weekly Update

It’s been another busy week in Leinster house and around the Kildare South constituency! Here’s some of the things myself and the team have been up to –
✅ Asked the Taoiseach to put a recognition package in place for frontline healthcare workers and volunteers who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
✅ Raised the issue of the Defence Forces post 1994 contracts with the Minister for Defence and also asked about how he intends to bring the forces back to full strength.
✅ Spoke with a delegation of Veterans at the Foreign Affairs & Defence Committee meeting to discuss how we can best improve conditions.
✅ Virtually attended a Kildare County Council brief to discuss a variety of local issues in Kildare – site for a new secondary school, the new distributor road for Athy & the Curragh Plains Strategy.
✅ Welcomed the news of Liffey Lodge being purchased by KCC & the great opportunity it is for Newbridge.
✅ Visited Kilkea Castle for the launch of the Kildare Tourism Strategy.
✅ Asked Minister Eamon Ryan about payment for households and businesses that microgenerate energy from solar panels and wind turbines.
✅ Was delighted to visit the new Aldi store in Newbridge – great to see a new store in the town & more jobs being created locally.
✅ Attended the Portarlington Sustainability Group meeting.
✅ Myself and my team met with and assisted various constituents in relation to issues of concern for them in our Newbridge & Portarlington constituency offices.
As always, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me here or a member of the team in our constituency offices if we can assist you with any issues.
All the best & take good care,
📞 Newbridge – (045) 579 053
📞 Portarlington – (057) 860 0118