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Harsher penalties needed to tackle illicit cigarette trade on both sides of the border

“Illicit cross-border trade remains a major problem; fines are too low and there is not a strong enough deterrent” commented Martin Heydon, TD for Kildare South who was speaking today (Monday) at the 50th British Irish Parliamentary Association Plenary.

“The political landscape in Northern Ireland and in border counties is much improved in recent years. However […]

February 23rd, 2015|Business, Justice, Press Release|

Business Development Group to look for new opportunities for local post offices

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the setting up of a Government backed Business Development Group (BDG) to find new opportunities for local post offices which are at the centre of our communities.

“This new Business Development Group will seek ways to increase the level of government and commercial business going through our […]

Road Tax for HGVs to be Addressed

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that road tax for HGVs over 12 tonnes will be reduced in next year’s Budget. Minister Noonan was speaking this week following a meeting he attended with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and […]

New Fund for Agri-Business Start Ups recognises Importance of this sector for Rural Ireland – Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the launch by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton of a new €250,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for start up enterprises in the Agri-Business Sector.

“I am delighted to […]