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Ballyshannon Action Group

Ballyshannon Action Group

Glad to have been able to address the Ballyshannon Action Group public meeting recently and offer them my continued and full support. Looking forward to a positive outcome for the community in the upcoming judicial review.

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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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Ballyshannon Community Action Group

Ballyshannon Community Action Group

Very useful engagement with the Ballyshannon Action Group this week. I welcome their statement this morning and am fully supportive of their position. Also great to see the community support for this campaign through their crowdfunding initiative. Happy to assist further in any way. Ballyshannon Community say ...

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New School for Monasterevin

New School for Monasterevin

I welcome the great news this evening that the provision of a new primary school is going to tender. The new 24 classroom school will combine both St. Peter's School and St. Evin's School, Monasterevin. Congratulations to the Boards of Management and the whole school community in both schools on their work and ...

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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 ...

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Small Business Assistance Scheme open for Applications

Small Business Assistance Scheme open for Applications

The Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) has been opened for a second round of applications from both SMEs and microenterprises. Businesses that received the grant in the first round can receive a second grant provided they are still eligible. From today, SMEs & microenterprises can apply for ...

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When Cathal met Christy!

When Cathal met Christy!

Kildare South TD  Cathal Berry met with members of the Kildare Yarn Bombers group at the Liffey Linear Park in Newbridge this week to view their work in the park and lend his support. The park has been decorated by the group as part of the June Fest activities in the town. But it wasn’t only the yarn bombers he met as ...

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Monasterevin Public Consultation

Monasterevin Public Consultation

Great news that the Monasterevin Town Centre public consultation has been launched by Kildare County Council. The county council is currently working on developing a master plan for Monasterevin. This process will ensure that the town continues to grow and evolve as a great place to live and work in, to visit, and ...

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Covid-19 Update: New Reopening Schedule

Covid-19 Update: New Reopening Schedule

Really positive news this week with the new reopening schedule announced! Looking forward to our local businesses opening their doors again very soon. A huge thanks to everyone for all of their sacrifices over the last year and for getting us to this point. Certainly much happier days ahead!