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AIB abandon plan to remove cash services in Athy

AIB abandon plan to remove cash services in Athy

I am glad to see that AIB has reversed their decision to remove cash services in 70 of their branches. This is great news for the AIB customers in Athy. Cash services are vital for local businesses and vulnerable people in our communities and would have been a big loss to them. Well done to all who campaigned ...

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Free Public WiFi now live in Portarlington

Free Public WiFi now live in Portarlington

Laois County Council has launched Free Public WIFI in Portarlington and Stradbally. The free public WIFI in both towns will provide free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces in the town centre. In Portarlington the Free Public WIFI is available in the Peoples Park and Link Road between the ...

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Minister Jack Chambers visits Moorefield GAA club in Newbridge

Minister Jack Chambers visits Moorefield GAA club in Newbridge

Delighted to welcome Minister Jack Chambers to Moorefield GAA Club this week. It was great to walk the grounds and hear their exciting plans for the future development of the club. I will continue to advocate for and support plans for increased funding for all sports clubs across the constituency. It’s ...

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Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme

Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme

Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme has been re-launched for 2022. The grant available is 75% of the overall cost of the painting works subject to a maximum grant of €750. The scheme is open to both residential and commercial properties in French Church Street, Market Square and Main Street (part of). The scheme ...

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Weekly Update from Dr Cathal Berry TD

Weekly Update from Dr Cathal Berry TD

Hi Everyone, I hope you are keeping well. Another busy two weeks across the constituency and in Leinster House. Here are some of the things myself and the team has been up to - Volunteered at the ONE medical clinic for Defence Force veterans in Dublin. Virtually attended the board meeting of Kildare Drug ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Hi Everyone, I hope you are keeping well. Just sharing some of the things myself and the team have been up to this week across the constituency and in Leinster House - Attended the Centenary of the handover of the Curragh Camp. Delighted to welcome ONE veterans to Leinster House to discuss veteran mental ...

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Kildare Pandemic Volunteer Awards

Kildare Pandemic Volunteer Awards

There was a great atmosphere in The Keadeen Hotel for the Kildare Pandemic Volunteer Awards this week. Congratulations to all recipients and to all who togged out at the time for their community, county & country. When everything hung in the balance you made your presence felt …

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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 ...