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Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington

Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington

Very successful Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington this week. Ireland’s post office network is crying out for more private & state business- particularly from a community banking point of view. Post offices support local communities- let’s remember to support them in return…

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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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Portarlington Arts Festival

Portarlington Arts Festival

What started off as a conversation over a cup of coffee has become a reality. The first-ever Portarlington Arts Festival turned out to be a great success this year. There certainly is fantastic talent here locally in Portarlington. It was great also to meet Dermot Muldowney (Portarlington’s new Peace Commissioner) at ...

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Work underway at Derryounce Lakes & Trails

Work underway at Derryounce Lakes & Trails

Great to see more funding flowing into the Portarlington area. Well done to the Derryounce Lakes & Trails team who have worked so hard on delivering this project over the last number of years. Good to see that resurfacing of the 2km walking track gets underway as early as Monday. Another step in the right ...

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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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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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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 ...

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Barrow Blueway Economic Plan

Barrow Blueway Economic Plan

Fantastic to see the Barrow Blueway Economic Plan launched today. This is an excellent project that will deliver transformative results for the communities along the route such as Robertstown, Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown & Athy. Not only will this local amenity be of importance to people living in ...

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Portarlington Grow Remote Working Group

Portarlington Grow Remote Working Group

Great to host the inaugural meeting of the Portarlington Grow Remote Working Group this morning at the Solas Eco-Garden Centre in Portarlington. We even had a cabinet minister present to show her support. Remote working has so many advantages: it saves time, money & emissions, while simultaneously reducing ...

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Official Opening of Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington

Official Opening of Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington

Great to see both public and private investment now flowing freely into the Portarlington area. Best of luck to David, John and their wonderful team at Solas Eco Garden Shop on the official opening of what must be Ireland’s most unique eco garden centre! Particularly happy to see the additional 20+ jobs for our ...