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Confirmation of Approval for Allenwood Schools Amalgamation

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of the amalgamation of the Allenwood Boys National School and Allenwood Girls National School which will become effective from 30th August.

“I had been working with both principals Carole Fenton and Patricia Keely to ensure a speedy decision on this amalgamation which was strongly worked for and […]

2017-06-27T08:31:47+00:00 June 27th, 2017|allenwood, Education, Press Release|

12 Kildare Schools Benefit from Summer Works Scheme

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that funding for 12 Kildare schools confirmed this week under the Summer Works Scheme will allow major improvement works to be carried out in these schools over the summer months.

The Summer Works Scheme will see mechanical and roofing upgrades to […]

2017-05-17T19:52:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Education|

KWETB get significant allocation for funding Kildare Youth Clubs

Fine Gael, Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon has encouraged local youth clubs to apply for grants under a new €1.17 million fund announced by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

“This year’s Local Youth Club Grant Scheme will see €102,624 allocated to the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) for […]

2017-04-25T13:05:40+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Children & Youth Affairs, Education|

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Educate Together & KWETB to discuss Possible Partnership at Second Level in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has described as positive, the confirmation from Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and Educate Together have agreed to start discussions in relation to a possible partnership for Educate Together provision at second level in the Newbridge area.  The confirmation came […]

2017-01-30T12:49:04+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Education, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Need for New Secondary School discussed with Education Minister & Taoiseach

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) said that he was pleased to be able to bring members of a campaign group fighting for a new secondary school for South Kildare to Leinster House this week to meet with Education Minister Richard Bruton.

“Members of South Kildare Educate Together (“SKET”) came to Dublin […]

Department Criticised over lack of Additional Teacher at Rathangan Boys NS

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon yesterday (Wednesday) raised the need for an additional teacher at Rathangan Boys NS in the Dail.  Debating with Minister Richard Bruton he criticised the Department who have turned down two appeals on this issue.

“Rathangan Boys NS will have an enrolment of 270 in September 2016 but have been […]

2016-06-30T18:07:03+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Education, Press Release, Rathangan|