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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 […]

The Development of a New Food Hub for Athy is a Key Priority of New Mid East Regional Enterprise Plan – HEYDON

A new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Mid-East Region to 2024 was launched yesterday and includes a number of priorities for Kildare in the agri food, equine and low carbon sectors.

“The new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow was launched by my colleague Minister Damien English yesterday.  It is one […]

€209,930 in Town and Village Funding for 5 Kildare Projects – HEYDON


€209,930 has been awarded to 5 Kildare community development projects under Town and Village funding confirmed by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys today.

“Town and Village is a vital support for many local and community developments in our rural communities and the projects funded today will help to enhance the offerings in these local communities for […]

€26.6m in Funding for Kildare Roads includes €8.8m to progress Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2022 – HEYDON

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Minister Martin Heydon, has welcomed funding of €8.8m for Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2022 as part of Kildare’s allocation of €26.6m for Local and Regional Roads for 2022.

“The funding is part of an overall allocation of €26.66m towards the improvement and rehabilitation of Kildare’s local and regional […]

€5.4m in Sports Capital Funding for 79 Kildare Clubs and Sporting Organisations – HEYDON

€5.4m in Sports Capital Grants has been confirmed for 79 Sporting Clubs and organisations around County Kildare according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“I am delighted for the 79 Kildare clubs and sporting organisations who have received confirmation today of the award of Sports Capital Grants totaling just over €5.4m. It […]

Retrofitting will make our homes warmer while cutting energy costs – HEYDON

Retrofitting will make our homes warmer, improve our health and cut energy costs according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

Speaking on the recent retrofitting announcement, Minister Heydon said, “A retrofitting scheme of this magnitude is really exciting. For the first time ever, Kildare residents will be able to avail of substantial […]

1,710 Employers and Businesses in receipt of Government Covid-19 supports in County Kildare – HEYDON


1,710 employers and businesses in Count Kildare have availed of Covid-19 financial supports, demonstrating Government’s continued commitment to our economic recovery, Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon TD has said.

Minister Heydon said Fine Gael in Government has prioritised targeted supports for workers and businesses since the pandemic began, and that is reflected in the numbers availing […]

County Kildare residents invited to submit their ideas on how to make Ireland better -HEYDON

Residents across County Kildare are being offered the chance to have their voice heard and contribute to national policymaking through Fine Gael’s new Better Ireland initiative, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

“People across County Kildare have the opportunity to contribute their ideas on how we can make Ireland […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes Submission of Planning Application for a €75m Investment for Newbridge in State-of-the-Art Primark Logistics/Distribution Centre

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed today’s confirmation by Primark of their plans to develop a €75m State of the Art Logistics/Distribution Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge.

The planning application will comprise of the development of a 500,000sq foot distribution and Logistics Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge to serve as […]

Five-fold increase in Parent’s Benefit recipients helps families across County Kildare – Heydon

Parent’s Benefit payments of €14 million were issued to families during April to July 2021, with the number of parents availing of the payment increasing almost five-fold compared to the same period in 2020, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Martin Heydon said, ‘Parent’s Leave and Benefit […]