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Kildare getting back on its feet with thousands of extra jobs created

“Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has said that recent Enterprise Ireland employment figures show that Kildare is getting back on its feet with thousands of extra jobs created last year.

“Kildare saw 1,631 new Enterprise Ireland jobs created during the first three years of this Government’s term in office. There […]

2015-01-21T14:43:19+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Business, Jobs & Enterprise, 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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:12+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:13+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Business, Press Release, Rural Issues, Transport|

Extension of betting shop opening hours included in Finance Bill

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) welcomed the inclusion in the Finance Bill amendments of a provision to extend the opening hours of licenced bookmaking premises from 7am in the morning to 10pm in the evening during winter hours.

“This change has long been fought for by the Irish Bookmakers Association […]

2014-11-13T14:01:49+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Agriculture, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:15+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Agriculture, Business, Press Release|

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to facilitate much needed credit to SME’s

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has welcomed the passing of legislation to create the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) which will make available additional credit to Irish SMEs. Its establishment will facilitate access to national and international sources of funding and then to […]

2016-10-23T07:20:15+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Business, Finance, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|