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Local Businesses Meet Minister Coveney to highlight Rates Concerns

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said he was pleased to facilitate a meeting of local Kildare South businesses with Minister Simon Coveney in Leinster House on Wednesday to discuss new rates charges.

“Minister Coveney heard first hand the individual cases of Kildare South businesses from across retail, […]

Meeting of Irish Racehorse Trainers on Rates

I was pleased to facilitate a meeting between representatives of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association and officials from the Valuation Office at Leinster House last Wednesday to discuss the ongoing rates revaluation taking place in Co. Kildare.
Michael Grassick and his colleagues received a presentation that updated them on the process and the background to it. It is […]

Equine Projects can now Apply for Leader Funding

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation from Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries this week that certain equine activities will now be eligible for funding under the current Leader Programme.

“The Minister intends to amend the ineligible list of activities under the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme […]

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 […]

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 […]