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Minister Heydon welcomes additional funding for Teach Tearmainn to support victims of crime

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and T.D. for Kildare South, Martin Heydon has announced additional funding will be provided to Teach Tearmainn to support women from Kildare and West Wicklow who are or have experienced domestic violence or abuse.

Teach Tearmainn, established in 1999, will receive an additional €43,260, Minister Heydon confirmed. The […]

January 11th, 2024|Education|

New Special School to be Provided in South Kildare to Cater to Students with Special Educational Needs

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation that a new special school is to be established in South Kildare next year to cater for Kildare students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), following an announcement from Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD and Minister for Education […]

December 6th, 2023|Education, Updates, Your Area|

Additional capital funding of €170,000 for Further Education and Training in Kildare

Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed €170,000 for Kildare Wicklow ETB following an announcement of funding of €5.4 million in further education capital grants for Education and Training Boards (ETBs) by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD.


The new funding is in addition to €8 million […]

€1.78 Million Investment Confirmed for Maynooth University Campus

Kildare South TD and Minister, Martin Heydon, announced a significant investment of €1.78 million to enhance facilities at Maynooth University. This funding will primarily be allocated towards improving campus accessibility for individuals with disabilities, as well as implementing crucial upgrades that benefit students studying in Kildare.


Minister Heydon said, “My colleague, the Minister for Further and […]

€4.277m Government Funding Confirmed to Progress Athy Food, Drink & Skills Hub

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation today (Thursday) from his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys of Government funding of €4.277m for the planned Food, Drink & Skills Hub at the former Model School in Athy under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.


“This is another fantastic investment for Athy in a project that will help […]

Historic new agreement will provide Kildare early learning and childcare workers with pay increases and new wage structures – HEYDON

A new pay agreement that will increase earnings and provide a new wage structure for early learning and childcare workers in Kildare, alongside a commitment to freeze parental fees, has been approved as part of Government’s €221m Core Funding Scheme, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said: […]

New funding to support and improve Library Services in Kildare – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon said welcomed €11,008 in Government funding announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys which is being made available to assist libraries across Kildare to reach out to and improve services for vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Minister Heydon said, “This funding is designed to support […]

Minister Heydon announces major investment in farm safety

Funding provided for the procurement of 18 farm machinery simulators

Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, T.D., today announced the provision of funding to Teagasc for the procurement of farm machinery simulators for use in agricultural colleges.

Making the announcement about the […]

Kilcullen’s Dún Ailinne site listed on new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland – HEYDON

South Kildare Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Dún Ailinne site in Old Kilcullen has been placed on the new World Heritage Tentative List. Dún Ailinne has been considered to demonstrate Outstanding Universal Value and has been recognised as suitable for nomination to the World Heritage List.

Minister Heydon said “This […]

Approval of Additional Accommodation for St Catherine’s NS, Curragh Camp – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minster Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Education of additional accommodation for the amalgamated primary school on the Curragh, St Catherine’s of Siena.

“The Department have today approved an extension with 2 new classrooms for pupils with special education needs as well as a user assisted WC […]