free web stats

Army

Stronger Legislation may be needed to deal with Illegal Encampments on the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that legislative change may be needed to more fully address the issue of illegal encampments on the Curragh Plains.  This follows discussions he has had with Gardai and Department of Defence officials in recent weeks as a number of recent encampments were dealt with.

“Illegal […]

Further Army Recruitment Confirmed

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation this week from Minister for Defence Simon Coveney that a new recruitment campaign for the permanent defence forces has now commenced.  This recruitment campaign aims to recruit 600 new general service personnel for 2016 and a further 850 to serve for 2017.

“This Government has committed […]

April 14th, 2016|Army, Press Release|

Date set for Magee Barracks Sale

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Deputy Martin Heydon has received confirmation from Department of Defence officials that a date has been set for the Auction to sell Magee Barracks. This comes after the sales process was confirmed a number of months ago.

“The public auction to sell Magee Barracks will take place on Thursday 11th February. […]

What Today’s Capital Plan Means for South Kildare

Following the announcement of the Governments Capital Plan today, I have had a number of constituents ask me what it is all about. A Governments Capital Plan is the programme for spending on significant infrastructural projects for the next six years including roads, rail, health facilities, schools and broadband.

The €27bn worth of projects confirmed today […]

Sale of Magee Barracks Progresses

Deputy Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Department of Defence officials that the process for the sale of Magee Barracks has progressed in recent months.

“An auctioneer has been appointed to manage the sales process and I understand that the Department has already received expressions of interest from potential purchasers. A date for the auction is […]