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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 […]

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 […]

Tillage Farming can play important Role in Climate Change

This week in the Dail I spoke on the importance of Tillage farming and Government initiatives to support farmers who have experienced drops in income in recent years.  Tillage farming can play an important role in our climate change requirements and is an industry that is vital to our growing agrifood and brewing industries.

January 19th, 2017|Agriculture|

Progress on low cost agriculture loan scheme is good news for Kildare farmers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon, has confirmed that progress has been made on the establishment of the ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which is good news for Kildare farmers.

“The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has confirmed to me that important progress has been made in the establishment of […]