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School Building Extension Projects for Kildare

School Building Extension Projects for Kildare

I welcome the news this week that the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge and Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen school building extension projects have been given the go ahead to complete the remaining work on the preparation of tender documents. The Department of Education has issued authorisation to ...

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Local Enhancement Scheme 2024

Local Enhancement Scheme 2024

Delighted to hear that various local clubs and groups are receiving funding under the Local Enhancement Programme 2024. The groups include The Curragh Family Resource Centre, Women’s Sheds around Kildare along with GAA clubs and more. Congratulations to all the successful groups! Curragh Family Resource ...

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Allenwood Playground Launch

Allenwood Playground Launch

Delighted to attend the official launch of the new Allenwood playground. It’s a fantastic new amenity to have in the area and such a success story for Allenwood. The new playground consists of a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), Playground Outdoor Gym and BMX Pump Track. The space allows for such a diverse range of ...

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Kildare Schools to benefit from School Refurbishment Projects

Kildare Schools to benefit from School Refurbishment Projects

Delighted to hear that two Kildare South schools are to benefit from school refurbishment projects announced by the Department of Education today. Congratulations to the successful schools! Athy Model School - Additional School Accommodation Scheme - Project Brief: 1 X SEN Reconfiguration. Gaelscoil ...

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54 Kildare Community Projects receive funding

54 Kildare Community Projects receive funding

Delighted to see 54 Kildare Community projects have received funding under the Local Enhancement Programme today Vital that these community groups and clubs continue to receive similar funding to enable them to continue to do the fantastic work they do for our communities across Kildare South. Well done ...

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Housing for All

Housing for All

This month, I highlighted a number of issues with the Minister for Housing in relation to the Housing for All strategy. The solution to the housing crisis is to build more houses, which are so desperately needed around the country. This strategy, unfortunately, doesn’t go anywhere close enough to address the ...

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Reminder to check passports

Reminder to check passports

Lots of people have been in touch with me in recent weeks about passport renewal applications and as the summer approaches, it’s important to ensure your passport is in date if you intend to travel. Here are the current turnaround times when applying online - 🟢First Time Online Application ➡️20 Working Days (Adult ...

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Sports Capital Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Sports Capital Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Delighted to see so many local sports clubs in Kildare, Laois & Offaly being allocated vital sports grants this morning. More of this funding is desperately needed for all sports clubs and groups across the constituency to help them to continue to do the fantastic work they do on a daily basis. This is the ...

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Portarlington Redessan Twinning

Portarlington Redessan Twinning

It was a pleasure to visit Redessan last week with a group from Portarlington. Last year we welcomed the French Ambassador, Vincent Guérend and French delegates to Portarlington for the official signing of the twinning agreement between Portarlington and Redessan. The twinning will have a positive impact from an ...