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€2m Failte Ireland Funding for Irish Racehorse Experience at the National Stud

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement of €2m in funding from Failte Ireland for investment in the Irish Racehorse Experience at the National Stud.
“This new Racehorse Experience, the first of its kind in Ireland is ideally placed at the National Stud […]

Heydon appointed to Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, Martin Heydon TD, has been appointed to the Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action.

The Kildare TD says Ireland must redouble its efforts to tackle climate change and ensure environmental sustainability.

Deputy Heydon said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the all-party Committee on Climate Action.

“I will work hard to ensure […]

Brexit Loan Scheme will be of huge benefit to Kildare Businesses

A new Brexit Loan Scheme will be of huge benefit to small and medium businesses, with up to 499 employees, in County Kildare according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

The Brexit Loan Scheme has been launched by the Government to provide much-needed finance to eligible businesses impacted by the UK’s decision to leave […]

Clinic for Kildare farmers applying for BPS online

A clinic will be held to help Kildare farmers with their online applications for the Basic Payment Scheme, according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

Further to existing supports available, such as telephone help-lines, how-to guides and instructional videos, staff from the Department of Agriculture will be available to meet with farmers on a […]

Brexit Public Meeting hears of Importance of our Relationships in Europe

Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has said that our relationships in Europe will continue to be critical as we head into phase 2 of the negotiations. He was speaking following a public meeting on Brexit held in the The Heritage Killenard which was address by a panel […]

Minister Simon Coveney to address Public Meeting on Brexit

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South & Laois and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, is inviting all those with an interest in the challenges facing us from Brexit to a public meeting he is hosting in the The Heritage Killenard on Thursday 1st February. The meeting will be addressed by Minister for Foreign […]

New Apprenticeships include Stud Farm Management

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement of a Stud Farm Management Apprenticeship through Teagasc.

“This apprenticeship is one of 26 new national apprenticeships ranging from Horticulture to Healthcare which have been approved as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in […]

US Quality Approval is a Boost for Kildare Beef Farmers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that the US Government approval of the unique, high quality of Irish Beef is great news for beef farmers here in Co. Kildare.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given a seal of approval to advertise the unique qualities of Irish beef in the United […]

June 20th, 2017|Agriculture|

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 […]