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Active Travel Allocations for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Active Travel Allocations for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

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

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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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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 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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€8m National Child Development Centre for Kildare Town

€8m National Child Development Centre for Kildare Town

I really welcome the news that Sensational Kids has been granted permission to build a state-of-the-art National Child Development Centre costing €8m in the middle of Kildare town. This will be a fantastic service to have in the town which will help over 30,000 children in the next ten years and will deliver ...

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2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

Applications are invited for funding of projects under the 2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement scheme from premises in the following towns and villages in Kildare - Castledermot Ballitore Kilcock Monasterevin Rathangan Sallins The aim of the scheme is to enhance the streetscape ...

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Youth Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Youth Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Great news that Kildare, Laois & Offaly are set to receive funding to support national youth organisations, and local youth services and clubs across the constituency. Kildare & Wicklow - €87,666.50 Laois & Offaly - €32,302.23 Funding to benefit young people in the constituency is vital ...

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Portarlington & Castledermot Streetscape Enhancement Initiative

Portarlington & Castledermot Streetscape Enhancement Initiative

Delighted to see that funding has been announced for Portarlington & Castledermot under the €7 million Streetscape Enhancement Initiative to improve the local streetscape. The funding from the Department of Rural Development is to fund projects including the likes of the following: Strategic ...