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Vital Extension Approved for Allenwood Primary School – HEYDON

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed approval from the Department of Education for an extension and additional accommodation for Allenwood primary school.

“I am delighted that formal approval has been confirmed for the school extension at Allenwood NS today.  The approval is for 3 mainstream classrooms with ensuites as […]

County Kildare students can apply now for enhanced student grants for the new academic year – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has confirmed that applications for student grants for the new academic year are now open and changes to the grants will see significant improvements for students.

From September:

  • maintenance grants will increase by €200
  • the income threshold for the standard rate of grant increase by […]

7 Kildare Schools to Benefit from new or Expanded DEIS Status as part of an Expansion of the DEIS Scheme – HEYDON

A total of 7 Kildare schools have been included for the first time or upgraded under an expansion of the DEIS – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools programme announced by Education Minister Norma Foley this week according to Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“For the first time since 2017 the DEIS programme is […]

€159,657 in additional funding for Kildare and Wicklow ETB Schools – Minister Martin Heydon

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South this week welcomed that Kildare and Wicklow ETB Schools are to receive €159,657 as part of the announcement by his colleague, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD announcement that €6.85m has been granted to provide funding to support educationally disadvantaged learners […]

Progress Confirmed on Key Kildare South Secondary School Extensions – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Education today that progress is being made in the design and build programme for a number of key school building projects in Kildare.

“The confirmation provided by the Department today relates to 4 Kildare school building projects that are being managed and […]

Changes to CAO website includes apprenticeship opportunities for Kildare school leavers – HEYDON

Enhancements to the CAO website will include further education and apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers in County Kildare, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

The CAO website went live today at 12pm and for the first time the portal will include options across higher education, further education and training, […]

Indoor sports and competitions to be allowed take place for all under 18s – HEYDON

A change will be made to Sport Ireland guidance so that all games and competitions for indoor sports can now take place for young people under 18, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said, “Government yesterday addressed the issues raised by recent confusion over Sport Ireland guidance […]

Positive Announcements for Younger Kildare Citizens as part of Budget 2022 – HEYDON

Budget 2022 which was unveiled this week contained a number of measures that will assist Kildare’s younger residents from a 50% cut in public transport costs for those aged 19-23 to an  increase in the SUSI Maintenance Grant and changes to the distance  to qualify for the higher non adjacent grant according to Fine Gael […]

Opportunity for young people to apply for one of 60,000 free EU rail travel passes – HEYDON

Young Irish citizens should apply to the European Commission’s DiscoverEU Initiative, which will supply tens of thousands of young Europeans with free rail travel passes around the European Union next year, Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

Minister Heydon made his comments as applications opened for the initiative this week.

“DiscoverEU offers young Europeans […]

€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 […]