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Investment needed for Military Housing

Investment needed for Military Housing

I spoke in the Dáil this week about the Land Development Agency Bill 2021. This Bill will accelerate the rollout of housing across the country which will ease the current housing pressure. I focused in particular on two former Military Barracks - Devoy Barracks, Naas and Columb Barracks, Mullingar. Housing ...

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37 New Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Ireland

37 New Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Ireland

The 37 Covid-19 vaccination sites which will be used for the public to access a Covid-19 vaccine have been announced. The following three sites will be set up in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. Kildare - Punchestown Racecourse, Naas Laois - Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise Offaly - Faithful Field GAA Centre, ...

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Funding for Regional and Local Road Infrastructure for 2021

Funding for Regional and Local Road Infrastructure for 2021

Good news that funding has been announced today for Athy, Monasterevin, Portarlington, Moone & Ballymore Eustace to improve regional and local road infrastructure. This funding is vital in protecting and enhancing our road network. In particular, I very much welcome the €2 million announced for the Athy ...

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One Year as a TD

One Year as a TD

One year since the General Election! Hard to believe it’s been a year since I was elected to be a TD for the Kildare South constituency. Anything is possible with a great team behind you! Thanks to everyone for all your help, support and encouragement. Here’s to an even better Year 2!

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Covid-19 Community Call Helpline Details for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Covid-19 Community Call Helpline Details for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Do you need help picking up essential supplies like groceries, medicine or maybe you just need to talk? ⠀⠀ The Community Call helpline is still open for you and available to help. 𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐄 1800 300 174 (8am-8pm, Monday-Sunday) covidsupport@kildarecoco.ie 𝐋𝐀𝐎𝐈𝐒 057 866 4000 (9-5pm, Monday to ...

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Just Transition Fund 2020

Just Transition Fund 2020

I really welcome confirmation from the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD that following major funding allocations of €27.8 million from the Just Transition Programme, a variety of projects in Kildare, Laois and Offaly have received funding. These projects represent innovative and ...

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Urgent need for a new Secondary School in Kildare South

Urgent need for a new Secondary School in Kildare South

The shortage of secondary school places in Kildare South has been an ongoing issue for a number of years. While short-term solutions can be found for Sept 2021 by increasing capacity in nearby secondary schools, the only definitive solution is to build a new secondary school for the Curragh/Newbridge/Kildare area as ...

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Pfizer Development Plans in Newbridge

Pfizer Development Plans in Newbridge

Pfizer has announced approximately €300 million capital investment in its Irish operations which will support the further development of existing manufacturing sites, including their site in Newbridge, which is great news for the town. The investment will provide additional manufacturing and laboratory capacity ...

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The Hive – Kildare Youth Hub

The Hive – Kildare Youth Hub

Youth mental health is such an important issue throughout these difficult times. The Hive in Kildare Town provide support for young people and their doors are still open, particularly for individual support work. They are working hard to provide positive alternatives and support for young people in the coming ...

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NDFA Devolved School Building Programme

NDFA Devolved School Building Programme

I am delighted to receive confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that St. Marks Special School (Newbridge), Patrician Post Primary School (Newbridge) and Cross & Passion (Kilcullen) are included on the NDFA Devolved School Building Programme. The programme, entitled the Devolved Schools ...

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St. Paul’s Secondary School, Monasterevin

St. Paul’s Secondary School, Monasterevin

Congratulations to the principal, staff and students of St. Paul’s Secondary School, Monasterevin on the news that construction of the new school build will commence soon. This is great news for the whole school community. Looking forward to similar good news for Colaiste Isogáin in Portarlington and the Curragh ...