New Portarlington TD Says Upgrading Local School Is A Top Priority

He's Kildare South's first independent TD.

Kildare South's first independent TD says upgrading Coláiste Iosagáin is one of his top proities.

Portarlington's Cathal Berry was elected to the 33rd Dáil on Monday, after winning the fourth and final seat.

He lists education as one of the issues he's most concerned with - along with health, housing, the environment and conditions for the Defence Forces.

The former army ranger says he's happy to work with anyone, in the interest of the country, as government formation talks continue today.

Deputy Berry says the secondary school is in desperate need of an upgrade, to meet the growing demand:

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