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Budget Brings Improvements for Self Employed

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon, has said Budget 2017 is a significant step forward for self-employed people in Ireland, by using the benefits of a strong economy to improve their lives.

“Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today announced that the Earned Income Tax Credit for the self-employed is to be increased by €400, bringing […]

October 11th, 2016|Business, Finance|

Fine Gael ensures that Budget 2017 helps hard pressed working families

Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party and Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, says Fine Gael has ensured that Budget 2017 will help hard pressed working families, with measures designed to protect the economy and improve people’s lives.

“Fine Gael is using Budget 2017 to protect the progress we have made and build a strong economy. […]

October 11th, 2016|Children & Youth Affairs, Finance, Press Release|

Government Action on Rising Car Insurance Costs – Have Your Say

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) provided an update on the work of the Government Working Group on Car Insurance and encouraged motorists to provide him with details and examples of increasing costs that he can submit to that group.

“Rising car insurance is the largest issue for motorists right now with […]

September 23rd, 2016|Finance, Transport|

Heydon urges mortgage holders to engage with public consultation

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has urged mortgage holders to engage with a new public consultation announced by the Central Bank in relation to Loan-to-Value and Loan-to-Income Regulations.

“It is really positive to see the Central Bank engaging in a public consultation on the matter of mortgage regulations and I urge anyone affected […]

June 16th, 2016|Finance, Housing, Press Release|

Legislation Passed to Reduce Bankruptcy Period to 1 Year

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Dail this week by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to reduce the period of Bankruptcy to one year.  The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to modernize and streamline the bankruptcy procedure passed all stages of […]

Cutting costs for retailers in time for Christmas

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit cards. The cost for retailers of accepting card payments is being halved from this week, following the implementation of the announcement by the Minister for Finance in the Budget 2016 speech.

“The number of people […]

Taoiseach leads Briefing for Kildare Business Community

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to the Keadeen Hotel yesterday (Wednesday) to meet members of the Kildare Business Community as part as a post budget briefing and update on the Action Plan for Jobs.


“As we begin to focus on what needs to […]