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Meeting with Kildare INTO in advance of Budget 2019

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has this week met with representatives of Kildare INTO (Curragh Branch) to discuss issues of concern to primary school teachers across Kildare in advance of Budget 2019.

“We had a robust and constructive debate about the main issues that are impacting teachers in Kildare primary schools.  Pay parity between […]

September 19th, 2018|Education, Press Release|

HEYDON welcomes Extension for Coill Dubh National School

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed confirmation that Coill Dubh National School will receive funding for 2 new mainstream classrooms and the refurbishment of 2 current mainstream classrooms to accommodate 2 ASD classes, as sanctioned by the NCSE.

“This is very welcome news for Principal Joe Leacy, his […]

August 26th, 2018|Education|

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 […]

Significant Progress on Kildare School Extensions

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of significant  progress on secondary school extensions in Kildare South from the Department of Education.

“Cross and Passion College Kilcullen and Patrician Post Primary School Newbridge have both been issued with schedules of accommodation from the Department of Education which sets out in detail the level of […]

44 extra SNAs for Kildare for September

An additional 44 SNAs will be allocated to Kildare primary and post primary schools in September, according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon.

This will bring the total number of SNAs to 629 locally, with 400 in primary schools, 118 in post primary and 111 in special schools around Co. Kildare.

Deputy Heydon said: “The […]

May 18th, 2018|Education|

Ministerial powers to Provide Special Needs Classes is Welcome

Changes announced for the Schools Admissions Bill this week include a provision to allow the Minister for Education to require a school to open a special class for children with special educational needs if it is required in the area, according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

“I welcome this change which will help to ensure […]

May 10th, 2018|Education|

Statement regarding School Building List – Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he shares the disappointment that the latest school building list published by the Department of Education does not include a new post primary school for Kildare South.

Martin Heydon said “This week in the Dail, I had the opportunity to raise the issue of the new […]

Heydon encourages Kildare graduates to apply for €500,000 start-up fund

Graduates with early-stage start-ups in Kildare are encouraged to apply for a new €500,000 start-up fund.

Fine Gael TD for Kildare, Martin Heydon, is calling on recent graduates to apply for the Government’s new Competitive Start Fund, which has been launched by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys.

“Final year students, and graduates with […]