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Our Rural Future

Our Rural Future

I very much welcome the Our Rural Future plan being announced today. It’s an initiative I’ve been pushing for some time now. Great opportunity for the constituency to capitalise on the relocation of workers from Dublin to our rural towns and villages. People should be able to live and work in their own county should ...

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Welcome to Kildare!

Welcome to Kildare!

We can sometimes overlook what's on our own doorstep, so here are some hidden gems we are lucky enough to enjoy in Kildare.

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Public Consultation Process on the Curragh Plains

Public Consultation Process on the Curragh Plains

I welcome the announcement that a public consultation process has been launched seeking views on the best way to preserve and manage the Curragh Plains. The Curragh plains is a fantastic and unique amenity to have in Kildare and it’s also a national treasure. Particularly during the lockdown, we’ve all seen how ...

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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 ...