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Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington

Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington

Very successful Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington this week. Ireland’s post office network is crying out for more private & state business- particularly from a community banking point of view. Post offices support local communities- let’s remember to support them in return…

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New Primark Depot Facility for Newbridge

New Primark Depot Facility for Newbridge

Delighted to attend the official sod turning event at the new Primark depot facility in Newbridge this morning. Primark are building a €75 million logistics and distribution hub in the town which will be an excellent addition to the area and will be a major jobs boost for Kildare and surrounding areas. With the ...

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Kildare South

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Kildare South

It was fantastic to have all the St. Patrick's Day festivities back again in Kildare South this year. I was delighted to attend a range of different events in Newbridge, Athyn and Monasterevin. There was an excellent turnout for the celebrations and a great opportunity for community groups to showcase their talents ...

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€45,000 in Funding for the Curragh Post Office

€45,000 in Funding for the Curragh Post Office

Fantastic news recently that funding has been allocated to four projects in Kildare South today. Particularly happy that funding has been allocated to the Curragh Camp. Addressing the dereliction in the Curragh Camp is a top priority for my team and me. The Old Post Office building is a national treasure but ...

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New Zero Waste Shop for Kildare Town – ‘Unpacked’

New Zero Waste Shop for Kildare Town – ‘Unpacked’

Best of luck to Netanya (and Keith!) who opened their new shop in Kildare Town this month. Bring your own containers and refill them to cut down on packaging. Like all great ideas- it’s simple. Please remember to shop local if you can and support our small Irish-owned businesses.

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Active Travel Allocations for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Active Travel Allocations for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

I very much welcome the funding announced this month to improve our walking and cycling infrastructure across 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. ...

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New Public Holiday – St Brigid’s Day

New Public Holiday – St Brigid’s Day

I very much welcome the announcement this week that St Brigid’s Day will be an annual public holiday from next year on. It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the work of the Brigidine Sisters as well as for Kildare. It’s great for both men and women in this country to have a worthy role model to look up to. The ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Visited Moore Abbey in Monasterevin to meet with the CEO of the Muiríosa Foundation, Siobhán Bryan to discuss various issues. Volunteered at the ONE Medical Clinic for Defence Forces Veterans. Spoke to Will Faulkner on Midlands 103 about the current conflict on the Russia-Ukraine border. Spoke to ...

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Portarlington Arts Festival

Portarlington Arts Festival

What started off as a conversation over a cup of coffee has become a reality. The first-ever Portarlington Arts Festival turned out to be a great success this year. There certainly is fantastic talent here locally in Portarlington. It was great also to meet Dermot Muldowney (Portarlington’s new Peace Commissioner) at ...

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Kildare South School Extensions Projects Confirmed

Kildare South School Extensions Projects Confirmed

Great to get further confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills today for three South Kildare school extension projects including St. Marks Special School Newbridge, Patrician Post Primary School Newbridge and Cross & Passion Kilcullen. St. Mark's Special School, Newbridge - 14 classrooms - ...

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Update on Coláiste Íosagáin

Update on Coláiste Íosagáin

Great to see further progress on the new Coláiste Íosagáin school in Portarlington being confirmed. The project is certainly building up a head of steam now. It can’t come soon enough as a new school is desperately needed in our rapidly growing town. This is a critical piece of infrastructure for the entire area and ...