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Minister Coveney Agrees to save Gates at Magee Barracks

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Defence Simon Coveney that his Department are to remove the gates at the entrance to Magee Barracks and preserve them ahead of the upcoming auction of the barracks. This follows a meeting between the Minister and representatives from Kildare Town groups organised […]

October 21st, 2015|Army, Defence, Heritage, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Minister told Consultative Forum Needed for Curragh – Results of Survey Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has presented the results of his survey on the Curragh Plains to Minister for Defence and Agriculture Simon Coveney highlighting the need for a Consultative Forum with members drawn from the various stakeholders and users of the Curragh Plains.

“Respondents to my survey expressed a huge sense of […]

Potential for Kildare from new Tourism Initiative

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week said that the new Tourism initiative from Failte Ireland “Irelands Ancient East” provides a great opportunity for Kildare to showcase its rich heritage and many important sights. He was speaking following the launch of the initiative this […]

Central Role of the Defence Forces in 2016 Centenary Programme is Appropriate

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) welcomed confirmation of the central role to be played by the army and Defence Forces in the 1916 commemorations. Details of the 2016 Centenary Programme were confirmed yesterday by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny along with Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphries […]

April 1st, 2015|Army, Heritage, Press Release|

Reflections on Proud Tradition of Crookstown Hall

Local Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has advised us that there was much reflection in the community over Christmas on memories of the Parish Hall in Crookstown as it was removed to make progress for the new school. “As part of ongoing construction work and development towards the new primary school at Crookstown, the old Community […]

January 22nd, 2015|Heritage, Rural Issues|

Heydon continues to fight for Kildare Turfcutters

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, last night (Wednesday) vowed to continue to represent the turf cutters of Kildare South and welcomed the progress that was being made on the long running issue of turf cutting on designated bogs, including Mouds Bog outside Newbridge Co.Kildare. Speaking on a private members motion in the Dail […]

March 8th, 2012|Heritage, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan|