Over €250,000 for remote working hubs in Kildare – Senator Fiona O’Loughlin

Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement by her Government colleagues of €250,716.84 which will support the development of remote working hubs in Kildare.

The announcement will support a series of new initiatives that will make remote working more accessible and attractive for thousands of people.

Senator O’Loughlin said, “I am pleased to see the announcement this morning of over quarter of a million for remote working hubs in Kildare. We all know that covid has fundamentally changed the world of work and that many of us developed a new appreciation for work life balance as a result.” 

“Workers and families have seen the huge benefits to their home lives by the reduction in commuting and I believe we need to do what we can to support local people working remotely in our local towns and villages. Providing people with adequate access to broadband and a secure and comfortable work environment within our communities will not only support a better work life balance but will all provide social and economic benefits to an entire community.”

“Under todays announcement, County Kildare Chamber I Hub, County Kildare Community Network hub and Venture House will all benefit.”

Kildare Chamber hub received €58,124.25 to upgrade and expand the meeting room space in order to provide a space for 35 people for network events etc. It will also provide a private meeting booth for 4 people and additional zoom enabled screens which are in high demand. A further two privacy booths will enable employees of businesses locally to easily access our facilities. €181,734.00 has been provided to County Kildare Community Network. This funding was applied on behalf of 3 hubs. The projects will extend current remote working space to another floor, add own door access, defibrillators, sustainable lighting and signage. And finally €10,858.59 has been allocated to Venture House. This proposal will help to make the current hub facility ‘self -service’ friendly.”

Fiona concluded “I am delighted to see such significant funding being allocated to Kildare. Remote working hubs can have a hugely positive impact on workers and on communities.”