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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 […]

January 31st, 2017|Agriculture, Bloodstock, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Budget Brings Improvements for Self Employed

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon, has said Budget 2017 is a significant step forward for self-employed people in Ireland, by using the benefits of a strong economy to improve their lives.

“Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today announced that the Earned Income Tax Credit for the self-employed is to be increased by €400, bringing […]

October 11th, 2016|Business, Finance|

€3m Investment to Support Entrepreneurs in the Regions

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D.,  today (Friday) announced that up to €3m is being made available for investment with accelerator managers to increase the number of accelerators in the regions outside of Dublin, and issued an open competitive call to stakeholders to signal their interest in establishing accelerators.
The €3m Scheme […]

January 22nd, 2016|Business, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Legislation Passed to Reduce Bankruptcy Period to 1 Year

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Dail this week by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to reduce the period of Bankruptcy to one year.  The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to modernize and streamline the bankruptcy procedure passed all stages of […]

Cutting costs for retailers in time for Christmas

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit cards. The cost for retailers of accepting card payments is being halved from this week, following the implementation of the announcement by the Minister for Finance in the Budget 2016 speech.

“The number of people […]

Taoiseach leads Briefing for Kildare Business Community

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to the Keadeen Hotel yesterday (Wednesday) to meet members of the Kildare Business Community as part as a post budget briefing and update on the Action Plan for Jobs.

 

“As we begin to focus on what needs to […]

Heydon warns of land grab attempt by commercial broadband operators as campaign for rural broadband continues

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, speaking in the Dail yesterday (Tuesday), has warned Minister Alex White of his concern that commercial operators are attempting a land grab of areas for the roll out of high speed broadband in rural […]