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Apprentices to be included in Wage Subsidy Scheme

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that a change to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) will be made to accommodate the salaries of those apprentices who were engaged in a period of block release training in February of this year.

“Many apprentices, while maintaining their employment relationship, were temporarily off the payroll of their […]

June 26th, 2020|Business|

Expansion of St Brigid’s Hospice and Just Transition for Kildare Bord na Mona Workers Key Kildare Features in Budget 2020

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed some Kildare specific provisions within Budget 2020 including measures aimed at alleviating pressure on Bord na Móna, its workers and their families, as well as confirmation of funding from Health Minister Simon Health for the expansion of St Brigids Hospice […]

October 11th, 2019|Business, Health|

Progress Noted on Insurance Reform but More still needs to be Done

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has said that more progress is still needed to reduce insurance premiums following the release of the latest progress report from the Cost of Insurance Working Group under Minister of State Michael Darcy.
“I was pleased to bring a delegation […]

July 25th, 2019|Business|

Kildare Businesses Discuss Insurance Concerns with Minister

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon brought a delegation representing Kildare businesses to Leinster House this week to discuss their concerns regarding escalating insurance costs with Minister of State at the Department of Finance Michael Darcy.
“The businesses which included hotel, play centre and Kildare Chamber […]

June 27th, 2019|Business|

Kildare Businesses urged to Continue to Avail of Ongoing Government Brexit Supports

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Parliamentary Party Chairman, Martin Heydon, has said that Kildare businesses are availing of Government supports to ensure they are Brexit ready, and has encouraged any companies not already engaging to contact their Local Enterprise Office.

Deputy Heydon was speaking after a survey carried out by Enterprise Ireland revealed that […]

July 20th, 2018|Brexit, Business|

Minimum Lifespan of Five Years for Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers should have a minimum lifespan of five years, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said.

Deputy Heydon said: “There’s no doubt that there are great advantages to gift vouchers. That said, Ireland has no legislation regulating their expiry dates, which causes confusion and worry to many consumers.

“This can be particularly frustrating where the vouchers […]

June 7th, 2018|Business, Your Area|