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€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 […]

Free School Transport & Increased Allowances to assist Kildare Families with Back to School Costs – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed decisions on school transport  and the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance announced by Government yesterday which will help to ease the burden of back to school costs for Kildare families.

“In a positive move for many Kildare families, it has been confirmed that […]

Fine Gael will put more money back in your pocket in the forthcoming Budget – HEYDON

Fine Gael want to ensure that more money is put back in the pockets of Kildare individuals and families to help with the cost of living in the forthcoming budget, according to Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said Fine Gael is pushing for a range of measures to be implemented […]

Extension Confirmed for Coláiste Lorcáin Castledermot – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of approval for an extensive refurbishment and extension project for Colaiste Lorcain in Castledermot.

“The Department of Education confirmed the approval for this busy secondary school which has been seeking additional accommodation.  The extension will include construction of a new Multimedia  Room, […]