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School Building Extension Projects for Kildare

School Building Extension Projects for Kildare

I welcome the news this week that the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge and Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen school building extension projects have been given the go ahead to complete the remaining work on the preparation of tender documents. The Department of Education has issued authorisation to ...

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Local Enhancement Scheme 2024

Local Enhancement Scheme 2024

Delighted to hear that various local clubs and groups are receiving funding under the Local Enhancement Programme 2024. The groups include The Curragh Family Resource Centre, Women’s Sheds around Kildare along with GAA clubs and more. Congratulations to all the successful groups! Curragh Family Resource ...

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Allenwood Playground Launch

Allenwood Playground Launch

Delighted to attend the official launch of the new Allenwood playground. It’s a fantastic new amenity to have in the area and such a success story for Allenwood. The new playground consists of a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), Playground Outdoor Gym and BMX Pump Track. The space allows for such a diverse range of ...

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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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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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Positive update on a new secondary school for Kildare.

Positive update on a new secondary school for Kildare.

The Department of Education have informed me that the sale is now closed for the acquisition of circa 8 acre site at ‘Magee Barrack’s’ in Kildare Town. This 8 acre site is to facilitate the replacement and expansion of the existing Curragh PPS and cater for the increased demographic growth at post-primary level ...

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Active Travel Allocations for Kildare and Laois

Active Travel Allocations for Kildare and Laois

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

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Lá Fhéile Bríde – Happy St. Brigid’s Day!

Lá Fhéile Bríde – Happy St. Brigid’s Day!

Happy St. Brigid’s Day everyone! Today is a particularly special day for everyone in Kildare to celebrate Brigid of Kildare and to enjoy the wide range of activities planned across the county today to celebrate Brigid 1500. Today celebrates Ireland’s only female patron saint and we now have a bank holiday to ...

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Great news for Kildare commuters!

Great news for Kildare commuters!

Delighted to see after a lot of campaigning from various local groups, fairer fares have finally been delivered for Newbridge and Kildare Town. Once Leap Card validators are installed, a ticket which was previously €10.85 from Newbridge to Dublin Heuston is now reduced to €6. Similarly in Kildare town, ...