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Portarlington Community Groups & Voluntary Organisations

Portarlington Community Groups & Voluntary Organisations

Another productive meeting in Portarlington tonight with the Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations in the town. The meeting was led by Mark Prendergast (Prendergast Leadership) who gave a great insight into how to maximise achievement within our community groups and organisations. It was great to get together ...

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Funding for Social Housing

Funding for Social Housing

I very much welcome new State supports for the refurbishment of unoccupied social houses. This would be an ideal opportunity to bring run down unoccupied Department of Defence housing in the Curragh Camp back on stream for service personnel and their families. Funding Allocations - Kildare County Council ...

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Covid-19 Restrictions Lifted in Kildare with Immediate Effect

Covid-19 Restrictions Lifted in Kildare with Immediate Effect

I welcome the great news that the restrictions in Kildare are being lifted with immediate effect. The people and businesses in Kildare deserve huge credit and recognition for no doubt, saving many lives. A lot of unpaid volunteers gave their time to work tirelessly in the testing hub in Newbridge and Punchestown, ...

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Supporting Kildare – Education and Tourism & Hospitality Sector

Supporting Kildare – Education and Tourism & Hospitality Sector

This week I attended a conference call with Tourism Minister Catherine Martin, Into Kildare and other local TDs and Senators, to discuss a specific financial support package to help the Tourism and Hospitality sector in Kildare during this difficult time for many businesses following the recent extension of Covid-19 ...

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Funding for Walking and Cycling Projects in Kildare

Funding for Walking and Cycling Projects in Kildare

I welcome the announcement that much needed funding has been allocated to Kildare County Council to fund a variety of walking and cycling projects from the National Transport Authority, as part of the Government’s July Stimulus Plan. More of this kind of funding and investment is desperately needed in Kildare, ...

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The River Barrow

The River Barrow

Thanks to Laois County Council for agreeing to undertake flood relief measures on the River Barrow on the Laois/Kildare border near Monasterevin. Good to see preventative action being taken before the onset of winter.

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Water Conservation in Portarlington

Water Conservation in Portarlington

Irish Water and Laois County Council continue to remind customers in Portarlington and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible during essential night-time water restrictions currently in place from 10pm until 6am. Despite recent rainfall, drinking water demand is outstripping supply and these ...

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Spike in Covid-19 Cases in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

Spike in Covid-19 Cases in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

A significant spike in Covid-19 cases in Kildare, Laois & Offaly. Please take extra care in implementing all public health advice 😷 Click here for the special advice for people living in Kildare, Laois and Offaly 👉 https://www.gov.ie/…/7b237-special-advice-for-those-living…/

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Funding for Kildare Town

Funding for Kildare Town

I welcome the great news that The Kildare Town Renewal Plan for €1.75 million in RRDF funding has been approved. This project which is being led by Kildare County Council, will prepare plans for the redesign of the Market Square and for a pedestrian link from the Kildare Village Outlet into the Town Centre. ...

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Refunds Relating to COVID-19 School Closures 

Refunds Relating to COVID-19 School Closures 

Families who paid a fee for school transport in 2019/20 will receive a refund for the unused portion following the public health measure of closing schools to prevent the spread of Covid19. Bus Éireann operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills, and is managing the refund ...

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Laois Youth Volunteers and Laois Young Creatives Scheme 2020

Laois Youth Volunteers and Laois Young Creatives Scheme 2020

Laois County Council in partnership with Volunteer Laois & LOETB have today launched a scheme aimed at students in the County, aged 18-25, to encourage them to volunteer with their local Community Groups. This is a great opportunity for young people to help out in the community, get involved with a variety of ...

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Supporting Robertstown

Supporting Robertstown

Here in Robertstown to support the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) application by the Robertstown Community Amenities Association. Excellent ideas planned for the future of the village!