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Families in County Kildare will benefit from removal of children’s hospital charges – HEYDON

The financial burden of children’s healthcare will be reduced for families across County Kildare with the slashing of overnight and in-patient hospital charges, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

The Government has approved legislation which will remove the existing statutory in-patient charge of €80 per night for all children […]

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 […]

€6.6m for Kildare Projects in 2022 Health Capital Plan – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has said that €6.6m in Health Capital Funding for Kildare projects in 2022 is welcome and needed to move on key infrastructural projects in the County.

“The total funding which only relates to 2022 allocations and not the entire project costs includes movement on key projects for […]

€132,390 Confirmed for Outdoor Recreation Projects in Monasterevin and Old Kilcullen – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of funding of €132,390 for 2 South Kildare outdoor projects in Kilcullen and Monasterevin.

“€15.5m in investment for outdoor infrastructure nationwide announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys this morning under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) includes two important Kildare South projects.

“€87,390 has been awarded […]

Indoor sports and competitions to be allowed take place for all under 18s – HEYDON

A change will be made to Sport Ireland guidance so that all games and competitions for indoor sports can now take place for young people under 18, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said, “Government yesterday addressed the issues raised by recent confusion over Sport Ireland guidance […]

Flu vaccine more accessible than ever thanks to Finance Bill changes – HEYDON

Kildare employers can now provide flu vaccines and other health checks to their employees at a reduced cost due to changes in the Finance Bill Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said: “Within the recently published Finance Bill, we are changing the law to make it easier […]

€22 million Funding will Assist Kildare Students with Financial and Mental Health Supports – HEYDON

Funding of €17.2 million for the Student Assistance Fund and an additional €5 million for wellbeing measures will ensure that third-level students across County Kildare have access to vital financial and mental health supports, Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

“I know that for many third-level students across County Kildare, the pandemic and […]

Passing of Legislation to Update Fair Deal Scheme

A three-year cap on the financial contributions of family farms and businesses when calculating the cost of nursing home care will bring peace of mind to farming and business communities across the country, according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon was speaking as amendments to The Nursing Homes Support Scheme, […]

July 23rd, 2021|Health|

Minister Heydon Welcomes Funding Approval for Amyloidosis Drug, Patisrian (Onpattro®️)

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon said “I am delighted, after a long battle, to receive confirmation today of the approval of funding for the Amyloidosis drug, Patisiran (Onpattro®️) for patients living in the Republic of Ireland.”

As part of the National Service Plan 2021 and budgetary process, Government allocated the HSE a […]