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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 ...

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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 ...

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Update on Liffey Lodge, Newbridge

I’m delighted to welcome the news that Kildare County Council (KCC) has purchased the Liffey Lodge building in Newbridge, showing significant commitment to community development in the town. The former Patrician Monastery site is in a great central location in the town and presents a huge ...

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Umeras Peatlands

Umeras Peatlands

I really welcome the news recently that the Umeras Windfarm Project has not been granted permission to develop a windfarm near Monasterevin. I am very much in favour of the principle of wind energy as a clean, green alternative to fossil fuels. However, issues around ownership structures, ...

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