Speaking in the Dail on Wednesday evening last (12th June) I set out my support for members of our defence forces and their families. I accept that there are difficulties with morale, recruitment and retention at present and I want to work to improve that. Working as I can as a government […]
Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe that two additional staff have now been recruited to assist with the land management of the Curragh Plains.
“Having pushed for additional resources, to be put into the active management of […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the recent meeting of the Curragh Forum held on 12th January was long overdue and more actions are required from the Forum in 2018. He was speaking following a response he received to a parliamentary question from Minister for Defence Paul Keogh.
“In his response Minister […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today said that he believes Ireland’s participation in PESCO (Permanent Structured Cooperation) would have many positive benefits for Ireland, for the Defence Forces and for Kildare. He was speaking during a Dail debate before a vote on the motion today (Thursday).
“I support the proposal for Ireland’s participation […]
Minister for Defence has confirmed to Deputy Martin Heydon that funding of in excess of €26m has been invested in major building projects in the Curragh in the period between 2008 and 2017. He was responding to Parliamentary Questions from the Kildare South Deputy.
“While I understand the Defence investment is not measured geographically, I wanted […]
Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has called on the Minister for Defence to enhance the system of patrolling and monitoring of the Curragh Plains. He was speaking following a meeting in the Department of Defence this week with the Minister and his officials.
“I believe the time is now right for a full review […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed progress on a proposed Peace and Leadership Forum on the Curragh. Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Keogh confirmed in a parliamentary question response that it has been decided to progress to conduct a feasibility study on the proposal.
“In response to my parliamentary question, Minister Paul […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) confirmed that Defence Minister Paul Kehoe will consider proposals for redevelopment of the three schools on the Curragh. Deputy Heydon was speaking following a parliamentary reply from the Minister in the Dail yesterday.