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1,710 Employers and Businesses in receipt of Government Covid-19 supports in County Kildare – HEYDON


1,710 employers and businesses in Count Kildare have availed of Covid-19 financial supports, demonstrating Government’s continued commitment to our economic recovery, Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon TD has said.

Minister Heydon said Fine Gael in Government has prioritised targeted supports for workers and businesses since the pandemic began, and that is reflected in the numbers availing […]

€22 million Funding will Assist Kildare Students with Financial and Mental Health Supports – HEYDON

Funding of €17.2 million for the Student Assistance Fund and an additional €5 million for wellbeing measures will ensure that third-level students across County Kildare have access to vital financial and mental health supports, Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

“I know that for many third-level students across County Kildare, the pandemic and […]

HEYDON Welcomes Confirmation of Additional Temporary Driver Testers in County Kildare

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation he has received from the RSA that they are to temporarily increase the number of driver testers to expand the current location in Naas, County Kildare.

This follows representations by Minister Heydon to the RSA to highlight the long waiting lists in […]

Minister Martin Heydon welcomes the Recommencement of Driving Tests and seeks Additional Driving Testers for Kildare Test Centres

Minister Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the recent Government announcement of the gradual reopening of some road safety services provided by the Road Safety Authority and the driving instruction industry from the 10 May 2021.


As part of the easing of restrictions the Government has confirmed that;


  • Essential Driver Training (EDT) sessions […]

New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling businesses

A new nationwide €60 million COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide a welcome boost for struggling businesses in Kildare, Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said the funding for the COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) was secured by the Tánaiste at cabinet this week and Kildare County Council will be responsible for administering the […]

Kildare projects got funding of €70,234 under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020

Kildare County projects received total funding of €70,234 under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, announced that €7 million was made available to over 3,000 projects nationally through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme […]

To date over 77,000 vaccines have been administered

As it was confirmed today that over 77,000 vaccines were administered up to yesterday, it is expected that the AstraZeneca vaccine could be approved by the end of this month.

Approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine would be a huge boost to our vaccination programme as it would allow a jump to about 100,000 vaccinations a week […]

January 16th, 2021|Covid 19, Health, Updates|

Covid-19 Illness Benefit

Covid case numbers continue to rise around the Country. If you’re an employee or self employed, the Covid-19 Illness Benefit can provide you with income support if you’ve been diagnosed with #Covid or instructed by a GP or the HSE to self isolate. The payment is €350.

For more […]