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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 ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

It's been another busy week in Leinster house and around the Kildare South constituency! Here's some of the things myself and the team have been up to - Asked the Taoiseach to put a recognition package in place for frontline healthcare workers and volunteers who have been working tirelessly throughout the ...

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Update on Liffey Lodge, Newbridge

Update on Liffey Lodge, Newbridge

I’m delighted to welcome the news that Kildare County Council (KCC) has purchased the Liffey Lodge building in Newbridge, showing significant commitment to community development in the town. The former Patrician Monastery site is in a great central location in the town and presents a huge opportunity for KCC to ...

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Umeras Peatlands

Umeras Peatlands

I really welcome the news recently that the Umeras Windfarm Project has not been granted permission to develop a windfarm near Monasterevin. I am very much in favour of the principle of wind energy as a clean, green alternative to fossil fuels. However, issues around ownership structures, community consent and basic ...

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Sale of Liffey Lodge – Fantastic Opportunity for Newbridge

Sale of Liffey Lodge – Fantastic Opportunity for Newbridge

The sale of Liffey Lodge, the former Patrician Brothers Monastery in Newbridge presents a great opportunity for Kildare County Council to purchase the site and develop it into a community hub for the town. This beautiful site could present many opportunities for the local area such as becoming an ideal central ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Met with the French Ambassador, Vincent Guerénd to discuss Defence issues and also to welcome him to Portarlington in the near future. Attended a technical briefing on the Marine Area Planning Bill. Spoke in the Dáil about the Autism Bill and highlighted issues affecting people with autism and their ...

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Outdoor Recreation Funding 2021 for Kildare South

Outdoor Recreation Funding 2021 for Kildare South

Great news this morning that funding has been allocated to Kildare, Laois & Offaly under the first measure of the Outdoor Recreation Funding Scheme. We have a lot of fantastic walkways and trails here locally. Hopefully, this funding will be a boost for many of these groups. Delighted to also see Vicarstown ...

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Weekly Update – Dr Cathal Berry TD

Weekly Update – Dr Cathal Berry TD

Hi Everyone, it’s been another busy week this week in Leinster House and around the constituency. Just sharing some of the things myself and the team have been working on - Spoke to Taoiseach, Micheál Martin directly in the Dáil chamber about hospital waiting lists in Naas General Hospital and other hospitals ...

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Laois & Offaly Newsletter September 2021

Laois & Offaly Newsletter September 2021

Here is a copy of my Newsletter. Just sharing some of the latest updates, progress and future plans for Portarlington and the surrounding areas. Feel free to contact me if you would like a copy! Click here to view the full Newsletter.