Tag: Kildare
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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, community consent and basic ...

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Sale of Liffey Lodge – Fantastic Opportunity for Newbridge

Sale of Liffey Lodge – Fantastic Opportunity for Newbridge

The sale of Liffey Lodge, the former Patrician Brothers Monastery in Newbridge presents a great opportunity for Kildare County Council to purchase the site and develop it into a community hub for the town. This beautiful site could present many opportunities for the local area such as becoming an ideal central ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Met with the French Ambassador, Vincent Guerénd to discuss Defence issues and also to welcome him to Portarlington in the near future. Attended a technical briefing on the Marine Area Planning Bill. Spoke in the Dáil about the Autism Bill and highlighted issues affecting people with autism and their ...

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Outdoor Recreation Funding 2021 for Kildare South

Outdoor Recreation Funding 2021 for Kildare South

Great news this morning that funding has been allocated to Kildare, Laois & Offaly under the first measure of the Outdoor Recreation Funding Scheme. We have a lot of fantastic walkways and trails here locally. Hopefully, this funding will be a boost for many of these groups. Delighted to also see Vicarstown ...

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Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Spoke in the Dáil about the lack of investment in the Defence Budget for 2022. Highlighted the need for the Irish Rail Short Hop Zone to be extended to Newbridge, Kildare Town, Monasterevin & Portarlington to reduce transport costs for students and commuters. Spoke to Bryan Dobson on RTÉ Radio 1 in ...

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Lack of Affordable Houses in Kildare highlighted in Dáil

Lack of Affordable Houses in Kildare highlighted in Dáil

Independent TD for Kildare South Dr Cathal Berry TD highlighted important issues with the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien in the Dáil last week when he raised the unaffordability of housing in County Kildare and the issue of housing mix with the Minister. ‘I drove from Portarlington today through to ...

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€8m National Child Development Centre for Kildare Town

€8m National Child Development Centre for Kildare Town

I really welcome the news that Sensational Kids has been granted permission to build a state-of-the-art National Child Development Centre costing €8m in the middle of Kildare town. This will be a fantastic service to have in the town which will help over 30,000 children in the next ten years and will deliver ...

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2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme

Applications are invited for funding of projects under the 2021 Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement scheme from premises in the following towns and villages in Kildare - Castledermot Ballitore Kilcock Monasterevin Rathangan Sallins The aim of the scheme is to enhance the streetscape ...

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Youth Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Youth Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Great news that Kildare, Laois & Offaly are set to receive funding to support national youth organisations, and local youth services and clubs across the constituency. Kildare & Wicklow - €87,666.50 Laois & Offaly - €32,302.23 Funding to benefit young people in the constituency is vital ...

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Sports Equipment Programme Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Sports Equipment Programme Funding for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Great news that so many sports clubs and organisations across the constituency are set to receive funding under the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme. This funding has been provided to help community sports groups purchase equipment and upgrade their facilities. Well done to all the Kildare, Laois ...