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Promoters Urged to strongly consider Punchestown offer to host Garth Brooks concerts

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Punchestown Racecourse that it would be available to host the two Garth Brooks concerts which have been turned down for a licence by Dublin City Council. The Kildare racecourse has said that it could accommodate the concerts at […]

Newbridge needs More Enterprise Support

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) highlighted the need for more support in Newbridge for start ups and existing small business. Speaking at a business breakfast organised by Newbridge Chamber he outlined his vision for businesses in Newbridge and its wider environs.

“I am looking for space to promote enterprise and […]

Pfizer job losses regrettable but full supports of State will be made available to employees

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) expressed his regret at the announcement by Pfizer that it is seeking 150 redundancies in 2014 at the company’s Newbridge facility.

“My thoughts are with the workers and their families at Pfizer’s Newbridge facility who are affected by today’s announcement and […]

New Job Plus Scheme will help Employers

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon is encouraging employers to consider the Jobs Plus Incentive scheme when hiring new full time staff.  The new scheme which went live on July 1st, will incentivize and reward employers who employ jobseekers from the live Register.

“The new Jobs Plus scheme replaces two previous schemes which had proven […]

Individuals need a Credit Review Office – Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, speaking in the Dail last night (Wednesday) urged the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, to extend the services of the Credit Review Office to individuals who have been turned down for loan applications by NAMA Banks.

“I am aware of a number of cases where individuals, seeking either […]

Heydon reassures customers that it’s business as usual at Newbridge Credit Union

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Saturday) reassured worried customers of the Newbridge Credit Union that it’s business as usual today and that there is no need to worry about their savings, following the appointment by the Central Bank of a special manager to the branch.

“I’ve spoken to a number of […]

Agency Workers Directive

Deadline for implementation imminent with no agreement in place

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) called for trade unions to stop being reckless and agree a qualifying period to the EU Temporary Agency Workers Directive.

Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Deputy Heydon said: ‘The trade union movement is playing Russian […]