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Statement from Fine Gael Party Chairman Martin Heydon on Michael Noonan

Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) praised the contribution of Michael Noonan in his roles as Minister, Party Leader and most recently as Finance Minister following the country’s most serious financial crisis.

“When we needed a steady hand to take over our precarious national finances in March 2011, Michael Noonan […]

2017-05-18T15:32:40+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Press Release|

Chairman of Fine Gael praises Kenny’s leadership

The Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon TD, has praised Enda Kenny’s role as leader of Fine Gael after he announced he was stepping down with immediate effect as party leader at this evenings parliamentary party meeting.

“Under Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, we saw a devastated economy repaired, long ignored social issues addressed, […]

2017-05-17T17:57:31+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Press Release|

New Kildare Tourism Strategy Vision for 2020 Launched by Tourism Minister

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon was pleased to welcome Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan to Kildare to launch the new strategy to grow Tourism in Kildare “A 2020 Vision” in conjunction with County Kildare Failte.

“Kildare has huge potential to grow and expand out […]

2017-05-17T11:17:36+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Bloodstock, Tourism|

12 Kildare Schools Benefit from Summer Works Scheme

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that funding for 12 Kildare schools confirmed this week under the Summer Works Scheme will allow major improvement works to be carried out in these schools over the summer months.

The Summer Works Scheme will see mechanical and roofing upgrades to […]

2017-05-17T19:52:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Education|

Work Progressing on Athys new Library

Work has now commenced on the new Athy Community Library inside the former Dominicans church and is due to be completed before the end of this year.

Minister Damien English, who has responsibility for Libraries within his department recently travelled to Athy to witness the start of the works and get a tour of the site.

The […]

2017-05-17T20:06:51+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

KWETB get significant allocation for funding Kildare Youth Clubs

Fine Gael, Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon has encouraged local youth clubs to apply for grants under a new €1.17 million fund announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

“This year’s Local Youth Club Grant Scheme will see €102,624 allocated to the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) for […]

2017-04-25T13:05:40+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Children & Youth Affairs, Education|

Funding now Available for CCTV

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has been informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, that her Department has announced a grant-aid scheme to assist community groups with establishing community-based CCTV systems.

“Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to […]

2017-04-14T12:09:54+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Justice, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Community Groups should prepare Applications for New Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister with responsibility for Rural and Regional Affairs Heather Humphreys of €20m in funding for a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017.

“The €20m fund will allow towns and villages around Kildare to apply through Kildare County […]

Local Businesses Meet Minister Coveney to highlight Rates Concerns

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said he was pleased to facilitate a meeting of local Kildare South businesses with Minister Simon Coveney in Leinster House on Wednesday to discuss new rates charges.

“Minister Coveney heard first hand the individual cases of Kildare South businesses from across retail, […]

2017-04-14T11:04:39+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Bloodstock, Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Pressure Continues for New Naas Endoscopy Unit as Minister Meets Naas Hospital Management

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that he is continuing to push for progress on funding for a new Endoscopy Unit at Naas Hospital.  This follows a meeting he facilitated between Management from Naas Hospital and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group with Minister Simon Harris to […]

2017-04-11T12:27:54+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Health, Press Release|