free web stats


About Martin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Martin has created 396 blog entries.

Funding for Dedicated Youth Officer for Kildare Approved by Minister

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone that she will sanction funding for a full time youth officer for Kildare.  This follows numerous representations from the Deputy following the Ministers visit to Kildare last year.

“I am delighted to received confirmation […]

2017-04-03T10:25:34+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Children & Youth Affairs, Press Release|

PDFORRA Agreement on Lansdowne Road Agreement Welcome

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) welcomed confirmation by PDFORRA, the Representative Association for army personnel, that following consultation with their membership that they propose to now enter into the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

“I am aware that discussions have been ongoing between PDFORRA and officials from the Departments of Defence and Public […]

2017-03-27T16:19:52+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Army, Press Release|

Businesses Encouraged to Appeal Rates Notifications

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) said that he is encouraging all businesses unhappy with their proposed rates calculations to make use of the formal appeal mechanism.

“I am very aware of the concerns of businesses including many in the equine industry such as horse trainers who have contacted me regarding proposed […]

2017-03-27T16:16:50+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Tillage Measure Included in TAMS II

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation yesterday (Thursday) of the launch of the new Tillage Measures under TAMS II which will assist tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs.

“My colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the launch of the new specialised Tillage Measure […]

2017-03-13T11:53:58+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Minister Humphreys Visits Athy to see Potential of Exciting New Projects

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he was delighted to welcome Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys to Athy on Monday where she visited many sites with potential to improve the economic and tourist attraction of the town.

“The Minister was impressed with the work ongoing at […]

2017-03-13T11:58:41+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Athy, Heritage, Press Release|

Minister Visits Riverbank Theatre

“I was delighted to welcome Minister Heather Humphries to Newbridge yesterday and in particular to visit the Riverbank Theatre following an allocation from her Department of €1m under the Creative Ireland scheme to fund a redevelopment of the theatre as one of 7 flagship projects around the Country.

The Minister had told me that she was […]

2017-03-13T12:28:57+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Heritage, Newbridge|

Equine Projects can now Apply for Leader Funding

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation from Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries this week that certain equine activities will now be eligible for funding under the current Leader Programme.

“The Minister intends to amend the ineligible list of activities under the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme […]

2017-03-05T22:48:56+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Bloodstock, Heritage, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Older people in Kildare to benefit from reduced prescription charges


Older people in Kildare are set to benefit from Fine Gael’s new health legislation. That’s according to Kildare South TD Martin Heydon who is highlighting a new Bill reducing prescription charges for medical card holders aged 70 and over, as well as their dependents, from, Wednesday, 1st March. “New health legislation being introduced this week […]

2017-03-05T22:51:33+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Health, Press Release|

860 New Recruits for Defence Forces for 2017 – Applications Open Now

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed further recruitment opportunities in the Defence Forces as a boost for Kildare residents and a sign of the commitment of the Government to retain the strength of the force at 9,500 personnel.

“The recruitment of 860 new recruits in 2017 is significant and will include general service […]

2017-02-28T13:28:26+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Army, Defence, Press Release|