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€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 […]

Government launch Fine Gael plan to reform apprenticeships – Minister Martin Heydon

The Government has today launched a new five-year plan to overhaul the apprenticeship system, a Fine Gael Minister has said. The plan will increase the number of new apprentices to 10,000 every year from 2025 and introduce a new grant for employers who take on apprentices.

Minister Heydon said: “I very much welcome the new Apprenticeship […]

Minister Martin Heydon calls for urgent funding for Mental Health Supports for Young People in Kildare

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon is seeking additional state funding for Mental Health supports for Young People in Kildare.

“The growing demand for mental health supports for young people in Kildare has not been matched by a parallel growth in services here and so young people are experiencing significant difficulty […]

To date over 77,000 vaccines have been administered

As it was confirmed today that over 77,000 vaccines were administered up to yesterday, it is expected that the AstraZeneca vaccine could be approved by the end of this month.

Approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine would be a huge boost to our vaccination programme as it would allow a jump to about 100,000 vaccinations a week […]

January 16th, 2021|Covid 19, Health, Updates|