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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 ...

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Sports Equipment Programme Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Sports Equipment Programme Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Great news that so many sports clubs and organisations across the constituency are set to receive funding under the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme. This funding has been provided to help community sports groups purchase equipment and upgrade their facilities. Well done to all the Kildare, Laois ...

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80 New Homes for Loughlion Green, Kildare Town

80 New Homes for Loughlion Green, Kildare Town

Very uplifting to be at the official opening of 80 new homes in the Loughlion Green housing estate in Kildare Town recently. These homes provide affordable rents and security of tenure to the residents involved. Congratulations to Co-operative Housing Ireland, Kildare County Council and of course the new occupants, ...

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Minister Donnelly visits Punchestown Vaccination Centre

Minister Donnelly visits Punchestown Vaccination Centre

Great to meet with Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly last week in the Punchestown vaccination centre. Glad the Minister could meet with the fantastic staff and volunteers in the vaccination centre and witness first-hand the amazing work they do here on a daily basis. Big shout out also to Sgt Mick Brogan ...

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On Duty in Punchestown!

On Duty in Punchestown!

Pictured are Sgt Mick Brogan, Dr Cathal Berry, TD (a former Army officer) and retired RSM John Murray volunteering at the Punchestown Vaccination and Testing Centre this week. Over 1,650 people were due to be vaccinated at the centre on Monday. Deputy Berry remarked that “it’s fantastic to be involved in the ...

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Connected Hubs Scheme 2021

Connected Hubs Scheme 2021

Good news this week for many organisations in our constituency set to receive funding under the Connected Hubs Scheme! I really welcome this additional funding for digital hubs across Regional and Rural Ireland. Investing in our national digital hub network is vital so that people can work and learn effectively ...