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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Met with the French Ambassador, Vincent Guerénd to discuss Defence issues and also to welcome him to Portarlington in the near future. Attended a technical briefing on the Marine Area Planning Bill. Spoke in the Dáil about the Autism Bill and highlighted issues affecting people with autism and their ...

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Outdoor Recreation Funding 2021 for Kildare South

Outdoor Recreation Funding 2021 for Kildare South

Great news this morning that funding has been allocated to Kildare, Laois & Offaly under the first measure of the Outdoor Recreation Funding Scheme. We have a lot of fantastic walkways and trails here locally. Hopefully, this funding will be a boost for many of these groups. Delighted to also see Vicarstown ...

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Weekly Update – Dr Cathal Berry TD

Weekly Update – Dr Cathal Berry TD

Hi Everyone, it’s been another busy week this week in Leinster House and around the constituency. Just sharing some of the things myself and the team have been working on - Spoke to Taoiseach, Micheál Martin directly in the Dáil chamber about hospital waiting lists in Naas General Hospital and other hospitals ...

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Laois & Offaly Newsletter September 2021

Laois & Offaly Newsletter September 2021

Here is a copy of my Newsletter. Just sharing some of the latest updates, progress and future plans for Portarlington and the surrounding areas. Feel free to contact me if you would like a copy! Click here to view the full Newsletter.    

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€8m National Child Development Centre for Kildare Town

€8m National Child Development Centre for Kildare Town

I really welcome the news that Sensational Kids has been granted permission to build a state-of-the-art National Child Development Centre costing €8m in the middle of Kildare town. This will be a fantastic service to have in the town which will help over 30,000 children in the next ten years and will deliver ...

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2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

Applications are invited for funding of projects under the 2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement scheme from premises in the following towns and villages in Kildare - Castledermot Ballitore Kilcock Monasterevin Rathangan Sallins The aim of the scheme is to enhance the streetscape ...

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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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Portarlington & Castledermot Streetscape Enhancement Initiative

Portarlington & Castledermot Streetscape Enhancement Initiative

Delighted to see that funding has been announced for Portarlington & Castledermot under the €7 million Streetscape Enhancement Initiative to improve the local streetscape. The funding from the Department of Rural Development is to fund projects including the likes of the following: Strategic ...

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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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80 New Homes for Loughlion Green, Kildare Town

80 New Homes for Loughlion Green, Kildare Town

Very uplifting to be at the official opening of 80 new homes in the Loughlion Green housing estate in Kildare Town recently. These homes provide affordable rents and security of tenure to the residents involved. Congratulations to Co-operative Housing Ireland, Kildare County Council and of course the new occupants, ...