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AIB abandon plan to remove cash services in Athy

I am glad to see that AIB has reversed their decision to remove cash services in 70 of their branches. This is great news for the AIB customers in Athy. Cash services are vital for local businesses and vulnerable people in our communities and would have been a big loss to them. Well done to ...

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 … ...

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 ...

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 ...