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Children & Youth Affairs

Kildare children to benefit from pilot project of therapy services in schools

Kildare children will benefit from a pilot project of therapy services in a number of schools and pre-schools from September, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said.

Deputy Heydon said  “15 pre-schools, 22 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and 2 special schools across Kildare will receive supports from speech and language and occupational therapists.

“Parents always tell me […]

Two New Family Resource Centres Confirmed for Co. Kildare – Athy Family & Community Centre and Teach Dara

Deputy Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone that two new Family Resource Centres have been approved for Co. Kildare.  The confirmation came this morning as the Minister announced 11 new Family Resource Centres around the Country.

“I am delighted that the Minister has recognised the need in Kildare which I have highlighted […]

Urgent Meeting Sought with Education Officials to Discuss Provision of Education in Kildare South

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon has said that he has sought an urgent meeting with officials from the Department of Education to discuss current issues relating to the provision of education, particularly at secondary school level in Kildare South.

“I want to know what the department’s view is of a potential new secondary […]

Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme sees over €180,000 for Kildare clubs

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed funding of €184,648.89 which has been granted to 52 Kildare clubs under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme.  The funding was announced this week by Minister for Children Dr Katherine Zappone.

Welcoming the announcement, Deputy Heydon said: “This funding will […]

Minister Zappone Confirms Kildare’s increased Population Creates Demand for more Services

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone that she recognises the increase in population in Co. Kildare which creates a strong demand for services. She gave these comments in a reply to parliamentary questions from Deputy Heydon on increased funding for Family Resource  Centres included in […]

Funding for Dedicated Youth Officer for Kildare Approved by Minister

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone that she will sanction funding for a full time youth officer for Kildare.  This follows numerous representations from the Deputy following the Ministers visit to Kildare last year.

“I am delighted to received confirmation […]