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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 ...

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Supports for the Farming Community

Supports for the Farming Community

Today in the Dáil, I highlighted the need for supports for the farming community with the Minister for Agriculture. As we know, we have had a pretty brutal winter and there has been almost constant rain for the past six to seven months. A lot of supports are required to help our farming community through this ...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Wishing you and your families a very safe and happy Easter. Hope you all enjoy the long weekend. All the best & take good care, Cathal.

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Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day You can support the wonderful work of the Irish Cancer Society by donating online. The Society provides invaluable care, services and supports to so many people in our communities.