“Irish food and drink producers are leading the way on this country’s export success” according to Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs. Deputy Heydon was speaking after Bord Bia revealed that Irish food and drink exports reached an all-time […]
Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed the confirmation from Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney that Ireland has secured access to the valuable US Beef market, becoming the first EU member state to achieve this. The news follows a successful inspection by the US authorities of Ireland’s beef production systems in […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that major changes to brucellosis testing confirmed by Minister Simon Coveney yesterday will deliver savings for farmers worth €6 million per annum.
“Changes to the national brucellosis control regime for 2015 are going to mean real savings worth up to €6 million for Irish livestock farmers. Next […]
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) welcomed the inclusion in the Finance Bill amendments of a provision to extend the opening hours of licenced bookmaking premises from 7am in the morning to 10pm in the evening during winter hours.
“This change has long been fought for by the Irish Bookmakers Association […]
Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday), welcomed the news that farmers and processors have reached an agreement on the beef issue. An agreement was reached in the early hours of this morning at the beef forum chaired by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.
“This has been an extremely […]
Speaking in the Dail today on the recent budget. I spoke on changes to agricultural reliefs and initiatives to encourage long term leasing, taxation of self employed individuals, changes to VAT on certain herbal teas, excise duty, Employment and Investment Incentives among other items.
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday), encouraged all farmers to apply for a Farm Safety Scheme grant and to use the funds to address the very important issue of farm safety. The new Farm Safety Scheme announced yesterday by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD […]
Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that a new Investigations Division is to be established within his Department. The new unit comes as a result of a restructuring of the investigations capability of the Department of […]
New Fund for Agri-Business Start Ups recognises Importance of this sector for Rural Ireland – Heydon
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the launch by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton of a new €250,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for start up enterprises in the Agri-Business Sector.
“I am delighted to […]
Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agricultural Affairs committee, Martin Heydon TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that Phil Hogan is to be the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
“This appointment is of huge importance to Ireland and is really welcome for our agriculture sector. I congratulate Phil Hogan on his achievement.
“It is a […]