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Draft Portarlington Regeneration Strategy 2030

Draft Portarlington Regeneration Strategy 2030

We welcome the official opening of the Draft Portarlington Regeneration Strategy 2030, which has been prepared and informed by public consultation in late 2020 and thank all those who made contributions to this document through my constituency office and elsewhere. This Draft Strategy has been prepared in ...

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New €15 million ‘Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund’

New €15 million ‘Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund’

The funding will support local authorities in enhancing outdoor urban space and improving walking and cycling infrastructure. Local authorities are invited to apply under the funding stream for short term measures which will help create safe outdoor urban spaces for the public. The measures will need to be ...

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Upgrades To Eight Garda Stations In Laois To Have Multiple Benefits

Upgrades To Eight Garda Stations In Laois To Have Multiple Benefits

Improving the safety and security of people in the Portarlington area has been a major focus of mine in recent months. Good to see some tangible improvement being announced this week. More Gardaí are still needed on the streets, but good progress on infrastructure nonetheless. Upgrades to eight Garda Stations in ...

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme – Funding for Kildare & Laois

Built Heritage Investment Scheme – Funding for Kildare & Laois

I welcome the news that 11 projects in the constituency have been allocated funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to ...

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€255,000 Investment for Portarlington in Active Travel Grants

€255,000 Investment for Portarlington in Active Travel Grants

Delighted to confirm €255,000 investment for Portarlington in active travel grants. The NTA has allocated €255,000 in funding today to Laois & Offaly County Council for active cycling and walking infrastructure. Portarlington Active Travel Scheme - €180,000 R419 Edenderry Rd, Portarlington - ...

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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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Progress for Portarlington

Progress for Portarlington

Great to see such positive progress taking place in Portarlington & surrounding areas! Some of the major upcoming plans and key projects we will be working on include the Portarlington Regeneration Strategy which will help to tackle dereliction in the town and restore the town centre, the Flood Relief ...

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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 ...