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Portarlington Women’s Shed visit Leinster House

Portarlington Women’s Shed visit Leinster House

Delighted to meet up with members of the Portarlington Women’s Shed this week. It’s always a pleasure to welcome local groups to Leinster House! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to organise a tour for your local group in Kildare South.

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Shortage of School Transport highlighted by Deputy Berry in Dáil

Shortage of School Transport highlighted by Deputy Berry in Dáil

This week in the Dáil, I raised the School Transport Scheme with the Taoiseach. The review of the system needs to be completed as soon as possible. There is a chronic shortage of school transport for students and far too many families are experiencing difficulties with the current system. Many people have been ...

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Ploughing Championships 2023

Ploughing Championships 2023

Grand soft day at the Ploughing. Fantastic atmosphere as always though. Great to bump into the French Ambassador, Vincent Guérend too, who is enjoying the authentic Irish agricultural experience

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New train schedule for Kildare South

New train schedule for Kildare South

Iarnród Éireann has announced big news for all commuters. The rail company, in conjunction with the NTA, is planning to implement timetable alterations from 10th December 2023. They have published details of the proposed schedule and have invited the public to submit feedback in advance of the finalisation of the ...

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New bridge for Newbridge

New bridge for Newbridge

Great news for Newbridge! I very much welcome the news that planning permission has been granted for a new bridge for Newbridge. I, along with other public representatives and advocates, have raised this issue on numerous occasions over the last number of years locally and with Government Ministers, so I am glad ...

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Summer Constituency Office Update

Summer Constituency Office Update

As the Dáil enters summer recess this week for the coming weeks, Team Cathal will continue to be available both in our constituency offices and on social media. Feel free to contact us on social media platforms, fill out a contact form on our website or book an appointment in either office and we will assist ...

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The French Connection

The French Connection

Delighted to be welcoming the French Ambassador, H.E Vincent Guérend, the Mayor of Redessan, Mme. Fabienne Richard-Trinquier and the accompanying Redessan delegation to Portalington this weekend. We are looking forward to officially twinning Portarlington and Redessan in the South of France. We are proud of our ...

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Laois Leisure Portarlington – Leisure Club of the Year 2023

Laois Leisure Portarlington – Leisure Club of the Year 2023

Delighted to visit Laois Leisure Portarlington this evening to celebrate them achieving the title of Overall Leisure Club of the Year 2023. Fantastic to hear about all the great activities provided by the leisure centre and all the hard work done by staff and management. It was also great to see the unveiling ...

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Portarlington Vacant Commercial Property Incentive Scheme

Portarlington Vacant Commercial Property Incentive Scheme

Massive thanks and credit due to Laois County Council, Offaly County Council and Laois Chamber Alliance for all their hard work on the launch of the Vacant Commercial Property Incentive Scheme in Portarlington. It really is a fantastic opportunity for our local businesses and property owners to revamp and ...

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Community Recognition Funding for Kildare South

Community Recognition Funding for Kildare South

Delighted to see that substantial funding has been awarded to various sports clubs, community organisations and local groups across the constituency under the Community Recognition Fund. Through this funding initiative, groups will be able to develop local amenities, fund sports and outdoor equipment and transport ...