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On Duty in Punchestown!

On Duty in Punchestown!

Pictured are Sgt Mick Brogan, Dr Cathal Berry, TD (a former Army officer) and retired RSM John Murray volunteering at the Punchestown Vaccination and Testing Centre this week. Over 1,650 people were due to be vaccinated at the centre on Monday. Deputy Berry remarked that “it’s fantastic to be involved in the ...

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Connected Hubs Scheme 2021

Connected Hubs Scheme 2021

Good news this week for many organisations in our constituency set to receive funding under the Connected Hubs Scheme! I really welcome this additional funding for digital hubs across Regional and Rural Ireland. Investing in our national digital hub network is vital so that people can work and learn effectively ...

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Barrow Blueway Economic Plan

Barrow Blueway Economic Plan

Fantastic to see the Barrow Blueway Economic Plan launched today. This is an excellent project that will deliver transformative results for the communities along the route such as Robertstown, Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown & Athy. Not only will this local amenity be of importance to people living in ...

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Ballyshannon Action Group

Ballyshannon Action Group

Glad to have been able to address the Ballyshannon Action Group public meeting recently and offer them my continued and full support. Looking forward to a positive outcome for the community in the upcoming judicial review.

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Only One Jadotville Veteran Recommended for Medal

Only One Jadotville Veteran Recommended for Medal

The Report prepared by the Independent Review Group on Jadotville has been published and is now available here.  The independent review group which was set up last year has decided that just one veteran who fought with the UN in the Congo 60 years ago is to be commended for a military medal. The group have decided ...

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Portarlington Grow Remote Working Group

Portarlington Grow Remote Working Group

Great to host the inaugural meeting of the Portarlington Grow Remote Working Group this morning at the Solas Eco-Garden Centre in Portarlington. We even had a cabinet minister present to show her support. Remote working has so many advantages: it saves time, money & emissions, while simultaneously reducing ...

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Ballyshannon Community Action Group

Ballyshannon Community Action Group

Very useful engagement with the Ballyshannon Action Group this week. I welcome their statement this morning and am fully supportive of their position. Also great to see the community support for this campaign through their crowdfunding initiative. Happy to assist further in any way. Ballyshannon Community say ...

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New School for Monasterevin

New School for Monasterevin

I welcome the great news this evening that the provision of a new primary school is going to tender. The new 24 classroom school will combine both St. Peter's School and St. Evin's School, Monasterevin. Congratulations to the Boards of Management and the whole school community in both schools on their work and ...

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Official Opening of Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington

Official Opening of Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington

Great to see both public and private investment now flowing freely into the Portarlington area. Best of luck to David, John and their wonderful team at Solas Eco Garden Shop on the official opening of what must be Ireland’s most unique eco garden centre! Particularly happy to see the additional 20+ jobs for our ...

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Small Business Assistance Scheme open for Applications

Small Business Assistance Scheme open for Applications

The Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) has been opened for a second round of applications from both SMEs and microenterprises. Businesses that received the grant in the first round can receive a second grant provided they are still eligible. From today, SMEs & microenterprises can apply for ...