Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme is now open for workers in Kildare.  At least 10,000 hot desk working days are being provided free of charge nationwide, which is positive news for both existing hub users and those hoping to make use of these facilities for the first time.

Minister Heydon said “The Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme will allow residents in Kildare to explore the facilities at their local hub, at no cost, as an alternative to working at their kitchen table or facing a tedious commute to Dublin. The Scheme will reveal to many, the benefits of remote working and provides a great opportunity for those living in Kildare to try this out for themselves.

“In Kildare, we have access to eight Connected Hubs; Venture House in Crookstown, The Hub in Ballymore Eustace, Newbridge Business Centre in Newbridge, ACDAL Remote Working Hub in Allenwood, National Equine Innovation Centre (NEIC) in Kildare, MERITS in Naas, Premier Business Centres in Naas and the County Kildare Chamber iHub in Naas.  These 3 day free vouchers can be used in any of these local Kildare hubs.

“Figures released in the census last week show a significant increase in Kildare’s population, and clearly there are more people living and working in Kildare now than ever before. I want to ensure that Kildare residents have a practical alternative to commuting to Dublin. Local remote working hubs provide that option, generating increased footfall in Kildare towns and villages making remote working a more feasible option for many.”

Fine Gael strives for a greater balance between cities and rural areas, and this initiative supports my ambition to build stronger, self-sustained communities within Kildare” concluded Minister Heydon.