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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|

Right2Water Throwing Water Charges back on the Workers

Fine Gael TD and Party Chairman Martin Heydon has today (Tuesday) said that Right2Water now accept that water needs to be paid for but want to throw the cost of that back on ordinary workers.

Deputy Heydon’s comments came after David Gibney of Right2Water told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water […]

2017-02-28T11:42:05+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Environment, Press Release, Rural Issues, Water|

€1m Funding will Enhance Facilities and Infrastructure at Riverbank Arts Centre

Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon for Kildare South has today (Monday) said that funding of €1m for the Riverbanks Arts Centre in Newbridge will be a game changer for the arts centre and allow it to expand its facilities in Newbridge. The funding was confirmed by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht […]

2017-02-13T11:30:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Heritage, Newbridge, Press Release|

European Globalisation Fund Supports to be Considered for HP Inc Employees

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the state, including access to the European Globalisation Fund are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today.  Deputy Heydon was […]

2017-02-08T20:27:16+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Dáil Debates, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Update from Minister Denis Naughton on Work to Improve Mobile Phone Coverage

Today in the Dail I had the opportunity to question Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Energy Denis Naughton on the work of his Department to improve mobile phone coverage around the Country with particular reference to Co. Kildare.

He outlined the report of the task force on Broadband and Mobile Phone coverage which was published […]

2017-02-13T23:43:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Dáil Debates, Press Release, Rural Issues|

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Kildare Farmers can avail of New low cost loan scheme to help with Brexit challenge

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that a newly launched low cost agricultural loan scheme will be extremely beneficial for farmers in Kildare, at this time of price volatility due to Brexit. The ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which will be distributed by AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank was launched […]

2017-01-31T22:35:32+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Agriculture, Bloodstock, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|