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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|

Covid-19 Illness Benefit

Covid case numbers continue to rise around the Country. If you’re an employee or self employed, the Covid-19 Illness Benefit can provide you with income support if you’ve been diagnosed with #Covid or instructed by a GP or the HSE to self isolate. The payment is €350.

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Expansion of St Brigid’s Hospice and Just Transition for Kildare Bord na Mona Workers Key Kildare Features in Budget 2020

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed some Kildare specific provisions within Budget 2020 including measures aimed at alleviating pressure on Bord na Móna, its workers and their families, as well as confirmation of funding from Health Minister Simon Health for the expansion of St Brigids Hospice […]

October 11th, 2019|Business, Health|