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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Hi Everyone, I hope you are keeping well. Just sharing some of the things myself and the team have been up to this week across the constituency and in Leinster House - Attended the Centenary of the handover of the Curragh Camp. Delighted to welcome ONE veterans to Leinster House to discuss veteran mental ...

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Kildare Pandemic Volunteer Awards

Kildare Pandemic Volunteer Awards

There was a great atmosphere in The Keadeen Hotel for the Kildare Pandemic Volunteer Awards this week. Congratulations to all recipients and to all who togged out at the time for their community, county & country. When everything hung in the balance you made your presence felt …

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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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New Primark Depot Facility for Newbridge

New Primark Depot Facility for Newbridge

Delighted to attend the official sod turning event at the new Primark depot facility in Newbridge this morning. Primark are building a €75 million logistics and distribution hub in the town which will be an excellent addition to the area and will be a major jobs boost for Kildare and surrounding areas. With the ...

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Kildare South

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Kildare South

It was fantastic to have all the St. Patrick's Day festivities back again in Kildare South this year. I was delighted to attend a range of different events in Newbridge, Athyn and Monasterevin. There was an excellent turnout for the celebrations and a great opportunity for community groups to showcase their talents ...

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€45,000 in Funding for the Curragh Post Office

€45,000 in Funding for the Curragh Post Office

Fantastic news recently that funding has been allocated to four projects in Kildare South today. Particularly happy that funding has been allocated to the Curragh Camp. Addressing the dereliction in the Curragh Camp is a top priority for my team and me. The Old Post Office building is a national treasure but ...

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New Zero Waste Shop for Kildare Town – ‘Unpacked’

New Zero Waste Shop for Kildare Town – ‘Unpacked’

Best of luck to Netanya (and Keith!) who opened their new shop in Kildare Town this month. Bring your own containers and refill them to cut down on packaging. Like all great ideas- it’s simple. Please remember to shop local if you can and support our small Irish-owned businesses.

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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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New Public Holiday – St Brigid’s Day

New Public Holiday – St Brigid’s Day

I very much welcome the announcement this week that St Brigid’s Day will be an annual public holiday from next year on. It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the work of the Brigidine Sisters as well as for Kildare. It’s great for both men and women in this country to have a worthy role model to look up to. The ...