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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 ...

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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 ...