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New Kildare Tourism Strategy Vision for 2020 Launched by Tourism Minister

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon was pleased to welcome Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan to Kildare to launch the new strategy to grow Tourism in Kildare “A 2020 Vision” in conjunction with County Kildare Failte.

“Kildare has huge potential to grow and expand out […]

2017-05-17T11:17:36+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Bloodstock, Tourism|

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, […]

2017-04-14T11:04:39+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Bloodstock, Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

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 […]

2017-04-10T23:02:41+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Bloodstock, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

2017-03-05T22:48:56+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Bloodstock, Heritage, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

2017-01-31T22:35:32+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Agriculture, Bloodstock, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Army, Bloodstock, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Focus on Equine & Food Sectors in Regional Jobs Plan Welcome

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has today (Monday) welcomed the launch of the Mid East Action Plan for Jobs which focusses on key actions to enhance job creation in this region which includes Co. Kildare.  The regional action plan is launched by Minister Richard Bruton this morning.

“As chairman of Fine Gaels internal […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Bloodstock, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

A Positive Week for Kildare South

A number of projects that have been in the pipeline for a long time were announced or completed this week and all in their own way will bring enormous benefits to residents in Kildare South in the months and years ahead.
On Tuesday morning I attended the announcement of the purchase by Kildare County Council and […]