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Portarlington Christmas Lights 2020

Portarlington Christmas Lights 2020

Fantastic to see the Christmas lights being switched on in Portarlington last Friday for the ‘Big Switch On’! Thanks to the Christmas Lights Committee for all your hard work and dedication over the past few weeks - the town looks great! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun ...

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Just Transition Fund 2020

Just Transition Fund 2020

I really welcome confirmation from the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD that following major funding allocations of €27.8 million from the Just Transition Programme, a variety of projects in Kildare, Laois and Offaly have received funding. These projects represent innovative and ...

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Urgent need for a new Secondary School in Kildare South

Urgent need for a new Secondary School in Kildare South

The shortage of secondary school places in Kildare South has been an ongoing issue for a number of years. While short-term solutions can be found for Sept 2021 by increasing capacity in nearby secondary schools, the only definitive solution is to build a new secondary school for the Curragh/Newbridge/Kildare area as ...

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Portarlington Regeneration Strategy

Portarlington Regeneration Strategy

A major priority for me over the next four years is the redevelopment of both the Curragh Camp and Portarlington. Both towns need new secondary schools and numerous derelict buildings to be refurbished. Accordingly, please see the below flyer from Downey Planning Consultants requesting submissions on the future ...

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November Newsletter 2020

November Newsletter 2020

It's been a busy few months across the constituency. Have a read of my newsletter here, which will fill you in on some of the details - November Newsletter 2020   If you would like to keep up to date with all that is happening locally in Kildare, Laois and Offaly, as well as other important national issues ...

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Pfizer Development Plans in Newbridge

Pfizer Development Plans in Newbridge

Pfizer has announced approximately €300 million capital investment in its Irish operations which will support the further development of existing manufacturing sites, including their site in Newbridge, which is great news for the town. The investment will provide additional manufacturing and laboratory capacity ...

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The Hive – Kildare Youth Hub

The Hive – Kildare Youth Hub

Youth mental health is such an important issue throughout these difficult times. The Hive in Kildare Town provide support for young people and their doors are still open, particularly for individual support work. They are working hard to provide positive alternatives and support for young people in the coming ...

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Laois Gift Card

Laois Gift Card

Laois Chamber is launching the Laois Gift Card in collaboration with the Laois Local Enterprise Office and Laois Tourism. This is a prepaid Me 2 You Gift Card that can be spent in over 100 businesses in Laois including hairdressers, jewellers, hotels and restaurants both in-store and online. For details on ...

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Level 5 Restrictions

Level 5 Restrictions

It has been decided that from midnight on Wednesday 21 October 2020, the country will be placed on Level 5 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19, for six weeks. This action is based on a review of the current public health advice and is in response to the deteriorating situation with the virus in Ireland. ...

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Budget 2021

Budget 2021

For details of all the main changes from Budget 2021, including information on - Social welfare Health Housing Education Employment Tax Click here https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money_and_tax/budgets/budget_2021.html?fbclid=IwAR1zL1wU4rHH4fdpnGh_PGTV6ru4FxumAGGIouafqbGwUdMuUstRhtHFIYA

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Public Meeting: Urban Regeneration of Portarlington Town

Public Meeting: Urban Regeneration of Portarlington Town

The Portarlington Business Association will hold a Public Meeting (Webinar) on Tuesday, 20 October, at 7pm on Urban Regeneration of Portarlington Town. The meeting will be addressed by Simon Wall, Architect with Mayo County Council, who was deeply involved with the transformation of Westport from a coastal town ...