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Active Travel Allocations for Kildare and Laois

Active Travel Allocations for Kildare and Laois

I very much welcome the funding announced today to improve our walking and cycling infrastructure across the the constituency. Being able to safely walk and cycle to work or school is fundamental to our quality of life. It’s also good for our health, good for the environment and good for our pocket. Full ...

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Lá Fhéile Bríde – Happy St. Brigid’s Day!

Lá Fhéile Bríde – Happy St. Brigid’s Day!

Happy St. Brigid’s Day everyone! Today is a particularly special day for everyone in Kildare to celebrate Brigid of Kildare and to enjoy the wide range of activities planned across the county today to celebrate Brigid 1500. Today celebrates Ireland’s only female patron saint and we now have a bank holiday to ...

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Great news for Kildare commuters!

Great news for Kildare commuters!

Delighted to see after a lot of campaigning from various local groups, fairer fares have finally been delivered for Newbridge and Kildare Town. Once Leap Card validators are installed, a ticket which was previously €10.85 from Newbridge to Dublin Heuston is now reduced to €6. Similarly in Kildare town, ...

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Local Enhancement Funding available for Community Groups

Local Enhancement Funding available for Community Groups

The Local Enhancement Programme (LEP) is open to all groups engaged in activities or projects which encourage community participation, volunteerism and which benefit communities in the constituency. The LEP will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas to carry out necessary repairs and improvements ...

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Kildare students participate in BT Young Scientist

Kildare students participate in BT Young Scientist

Great to visit some students from Kildare at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS recently. They’ve created some really fascinating research projects. The exhibition is a fantastic celebration of youth and science. The future is in safe hands! Well done to all the students and teachers involved!

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Ansac Credit Union visit Leinster House

Ansac Credit Union visit Leinster House

Delighted to welcome members of Ansac Credit Union and David Malone, CEO of the Irish League of Credit Unions, to Leinster House recently for a tour. It's always great to welcome groups to Leinster House. If you, or any local group, would like a tour, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Newbridge Lions Club Christmas Appeal

Newbridge Lions Club Christmas Appeal

Great to support the Newbridge Lions Club Christmas Appeal collection recently. The Lions Club does amazing work in the community so any donations would be greatly appreciated to help them continue to do the fantastic work they do. Great cause. Thank you for your support, if you can.

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Christmas has arrived in Portarlington!

Christmas has arrived in Portarlington!

Christmas has arrived in Portarlington! Fantastic to see the town lit up and looking so bright and joyful! A big thank you to the Christmas Street Lights committee, Laois County Council and all the amazing local businesses in the town who spend so much time and effort each year to make the town look so well ...