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Foreign Affairs & Defence Committee visit the Irish Air Corps

Foreign Affairs & Defence Committee visit the Irish Air Corps

Huge thanks to the Irish Air Corps for facilitating the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs & Defence Committee’s visit to Baldonnel. Superb, but sobering briefings. Candour very much appreciated. Ireland’s lack of air capability is a major national strategic risk. We need to fix this.

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Remembrance Sunday Commemoration

Remembrance Sunday Commemoration

A great honour to address the Remembrance Sunday commemoration in Christchurch Gorey this month. Important that those who have gone before us are remembered because today’s soldiers are tomorrow’s veterans…

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€𝟒.𝟐𝟕𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐇𝐮𝐛

€𝟒.𝟐𝟕𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐇𝐮𝐛

Delighted to see that almost €4.3 million is to be allocated to the Athy Food, Drink and Skills Innovation Hub for development at the site of the former Athy Model School. This will be an excellent addition to Athy and will be a major jobs boost for the county of Kildare and other surrounding areas. This ...

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22nd Shackleton Autumn School launched in Athy

22nd Shackleton Autumn School launched in Athy

Delighted to attend the launch of the 22nd Shackleton Autumn School in Athy last night. Lots of great events and lectures planned for the rest of the weekend. Best of luck to Athy Heritage Centre and Museum and all involved Check out their website for full information https://bit.ly/3zu5cng

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Have your say on the future of the Curragh Plains!

Have your say on the future of the Curragh Plains!

The second public consultation process for the Curragh Plains has been launched and are looking to hear from as many people as possible to help shape the approach. The consultation on the draft policies and proposals is open from: 12th October until 16th November 2022 Full details and take survey have ...

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Funding for Kildare & Laois Community Centres

Funding for Kildare & Laois Community Centres

Delighted to see so many of our Community Centres across the constituency benefitting from the new Community Centre Investment Fund today. Local volunteers and community centres play a massive role in bringing our communities together, so it’s great to see them getting some financial support to help them ...

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Kildare ‘HeadsUp’ celebrates the launch of their 21st course

Kildare ‘HeadsUp’ celebrates the launch of their 21st course

A very uplifting experience this week to celebrate the launch of the 21st course of the Kildare ‘Heads Up’ programme. Great atmosphere in the Community Development Centre in Kildare Town, particularly so as it’s World Mental Health Day. These 12-week courses are completely free and available to anyone who ...

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Statement on the 2023 Defence Budget – Cathal Berry TD

Statement on the 2023 Defence Budget – Cathal Berry TD

Statement on the 2023 Defence Budget Notwithstanding the wording of yesterday’s budget document, senior Government Ministers have since clarified that the stated €67m (6%) increase in the 2023 Defence budget does not include an allocation for the National Pay Deal “Building Momentum” currently being balloted on ...