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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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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

There is a persistent epidemic of violence against women in this country that needs to be eradicated. A sizeable minority of men in Ireland have unacceptable attitudes and inappropriate behaviours towards women which we must call out and challenge when we see them and educate ourselves on how we can do better as a ...

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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 ...

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Kildare Military Veteran’s Story – Dr Cathal Berry

Kildare Military Veteran’s Story – Dr Cathal Berry

Delighted to take part in the Kildare Military Veteran’s Story project by The Irish Military Heritage Foundation/Ireland's Military Story supported by Kildare County Council Heritage Office and Creative Ireland. Proud to have served as a member of the Defence Forces - an organisation that has watched over this ...

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Update on Coláiste Íosagáin

Update on Coláiste Íosagáin

Great to see further progress on the new Coláiste Íosagáin school in Portarlington being confirmed. The project is certainly building up a head of steam now. It can’t come soon enough as a new school is desperately needed in our rapidly growing town. This is a critical piece of infrastructure for the entire area and ...