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St Patricks Day Trip to Lebanon

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has returned from a visit to Irish Defence Force troops of 119th infantry battalion serving on the UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in South Lebanon.

“It was a great honour for me to represent the Government on this trip to our troops to mark St. Patrick’s Day, while also […]

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 […]

Brexit Loan Scheme will be of huge benefit to Kildare Businesses

A new Brexit Loan Scheme will be of huge benefit to small and medium businesses, with up to 499 employees, in County Kildare according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

The Brexit Loan Scheme has been launched by the Government to provide much-needed finance to eligible businesses impacted by the UK’s decision to leave […]

Brexit Public Meeting hears of Importance of our Relationships in Europe

Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has said that our relationships in Europe will continue to be critical as we head into phase 2 of the negotiations. He was speaking following a public meeting on Brexit held in the The Heritage Killenard which was address by a panel […]

Minister Simon Coveney to address Public Meeting on Brexit

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South & Laois and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, is inviting all those with an interest in the challenges facing us from Brexit to a public meeting he is hosting in the The Heritage Killenard on Thursday 1st February. The meeting will be addressed by Minister for Foreign […]

Phil Hogan announced as new Agriculture Commissioner

Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agricultural Affairs committee, Martin Heydon TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that Phil Hogan is to be the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

“This appointment is of huge importance to Ireland and is really welcome for our agriculture sector. I congratulate Phil Hogan on his achievement.

“It is a […]

Hard Work pays off in CAP Negotiations

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Wednesday) warmly welcomed the historic political agreement reached on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) in Brussels today.  Led by Minister Simon Coveney, it represents the successful achievement of one of our key objectives for the Irish Presidency of the EU.

“This deal which is […]

CAP negotiations bring Sugar return a step closer

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the agreement reached by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which represents another step forward in the process to return to Sugar Production in Ireland.

“The current proposals if accepted, would see an end to the current sugar […]