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Enhanced Patrol System Needed for the Curragh Plains

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has called on the Minister for Defence to enhance the system of patrolling and monitoring of the Curragh Plains.  He was speaking following a meeting in the Department of Defence this week with the Minister and his officials.

“I believe the time is now right for a full review […]

2017-07-31T23:10:54+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

860 New Recruits for Defence Forces for 2017 – Applications Open Now

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed further recruitment opportunities in the Defence Forces as a boost for Kildare residents and a sign of the commitment of the Government to retain the strength of the force at 9,500 personnel.

“The recruitment of 860 new recruits in 2017 is significant and will include general service […]

2017-02-28T13:28:26+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Army, Defence, Press Release|

Date set for Magee Barracks Sale

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Deputy Martin Heydon has received confirmation from Department of Defence officials that a date has been set for the Auction to sell Magee Barracks. This comes after the sales process was confirmed a number of months ago.

“The public auction to sell Magee Barracks will take place on Thursday 11th February. […]

2016-02-10T18:12:32+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Minister Coveney Agrees to save Gates at Magee Barracks

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Defence Simon Coveney that his Department are to remove the gates at the entrance to Magee Barracks and preserve them ahead of the upcoming auction of the barracks. This follows a meeting between the Minister and representatives from Kildare Town groups organised […]

2016-10-23T07:20:04+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Army, Defence, Heritage, Kildare Town, Press Release|

What Today’s Capital Plan Means for South Kildare

Following the announcement of the Governments Capital Plan today, I have had a number of constituents ask me what it is all about. A Governments Capital Plan is the programme for spending on significant infrastructural projects for the next six years including roads, rail, health facilities, schools and broadband.

The €27bn worth of projects confirmed today […]

2015-09-29T19:23:10+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Army, Blog - Dáil Life, Broadband, Defence, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Sale of Magee Barracks Progresses

Deputy Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Department of Defence officials that the process for the sale of Magee Barracks has progressed in recent months.

“An auctioneer has been appointed to manage the sales process and I understand that the Department has already received expressions of interest from potential purchasers. A date for the auction is […]

2016-10-23T07:20:06+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Good news for the Curragh with launch of recruitment campaign to strengthen our defence forces

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has said that the planned new army recruitment campaign will strengthen our defence forces and is good news for the Curragh. Deputy Heydon was speaking after the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney today (Tuesday) launched a new recruitment campaign for General Service Recruits for the Army.

“This new […]

2016-10-23T07:20:08+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan, Suncroft|

Minister told Consultative Forum Needed for Curragh – Results of Survey Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has presented the results of his survey on the Curragh Plains to Minister for Defence and Agriculture Simon Coveney highlighting the need for a Consultative Forum with members drawn from the various stakeholders and users of the Curragh Plains.

“Respondents to my survey expressed a huge sense of […]