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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 […]

New Bord Na Móna headquarters for Newbridge – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the decision by Bord na Mona to invest in a new headquarters in Newbridge.

“Bord na Móna have had a presence in Newbridge for over 70 years and have now chosen to reinvest in the town by applying for planning permission for an impressive company […]

Kildare workers can now benefit from New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme is now open for workers in Kildare.  At least 10,000 hot desk working days are being provided free of charge nationwide, which is positive news for both existing hub users and those hoping to make use of these […]

Minister Heydon addresses official opening of new Keurig Dr. Pepper Ireland facility in Newbridge

Minister of State and Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon yesterday cut the ribbon on Keurig Dr.Pepper Ireland’s new International Operations hub in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

The 300,000 square feet manufacturing facility is central to Keurig Dr Pepper’s global supply chain and operates as the Company’s first manufacturing plant for beverages outside of North […]

New maternity scheme for County Kildare councillors is a positive development – HEYDON

A new scheme which provides maternity leave for County Kildare councillors will be positive for all women wishing to pursue a career in politics, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

“My colleague, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, is introducing a scheme […]

€25,000 for Kildare Food Network under Agri Food Tourism Funding – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed funding of €25,000 for the Kildare Food Network, Flavours of Kildare. The funding is made available under the 2022 Rural Innovation and Development Fund through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

“Flavours of Kildare is a celebration of our Kildare food and drink producers whose mission is to champion […]

Improvements to the Government’s supports for carers in County Kildare are Welcomed – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcome a series of improvements to the Government’s supports for carers which will take effect from today.

“My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD is introducing changes to the means test for carers, the first such change in 14 years. This […]

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, […]

Record levels of employment with 2.5 million people at work nationally – HEYDON

10.6% jobs growth in Mid-East region which includes Kildare

Jobs figures published by the CSO show a record level of employment nationally as 2.5m people are now at work according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon. He was speaking after the publication of the Quarter 1 2022 Labour […]

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 […]