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New Family Hub Opened at Dominicans site Athy

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to Athy this morning where he officially opened the new Family Hub to be run by Peter McVerry Trust.  The 7 family unit hub have been developed in the former priory on the old Dominican site.

“I am delighted to see these family […]

2017-07-31T10:12:30+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Athy, Housing, Press Release|

Meeting Housing Minister to Seek Publication of Fire Safety Report

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has met with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to push for publication of the “Framework for enhancing fire safety in dwellings where concerns arise” report commissioned following the fire in Millfield, Newbridge. The report includes a case study on Millfield as part of it.

“This meeting follows a number […]

2017-07-03T21:57:36+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Housing, Newbridge, Press Release|

Review of Rent Pressure Zones in the New Year to Assist Kildare Tenants

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that pressures being experienced by tenants in Commuter counties such as Kildare have been recognised by Housing Minister Simon Coveney and these areas are to be prioritised for designation as Rent Pressure Zones in the New Year.  Deputy Heydon was speaking as the new rental measures […]

2016-12-17T10:40:16+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Housing, Press Release|

€515,000 Confirmed for Athy Housing Project

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Tuesday) said that Housing Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed funding of €515,000 towards the development of homeless accommodation at the site of the former Dominicans Priory in Athy.

“Following his recent visit to view the former Dominican site at Athy, Minister Coveney has confirmed to me today […]

2016-11-08T20:07:05+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Athy, Heritage, Housing, Press Release|

Minister for Housing Visits Dominican Site in Athy to see Progress

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon recently welcomed Housing Minister Simon Coveney to Athy to get an update on progress of the re-development of the site of the former Dominicans in Athy.

“I was delighted that the Minister for Housing Simon Coveney accepted my invitation to visit the site to see and hear at first hand […]

2016-10-28T12:56:34+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Athy, Environment, Housing, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Higher Rent Supplement limits in Kildare will help with rising rents

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has welcomed the news that higher Rent Supplement limits are being introduced in Kildare to help with rising rents

“Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon Coveney have confirmed today that Cabinet has agreed to increase rent limits under the […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Housing, Press Release, Social Protection|

Heydon urges mortgage holders to engage with public consultation

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has urged mortgage holders to engage with a new public consultation announced by the Central Bank in relation to Loan-to-Value and Loan-to-Income Regulations.

“It is really positive to see the Central Bank engaging in a public consultation on the matter of mortgage regulations and I urge anyone affected […]

2016-06-16T16:16:58+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Finance, Housing, Press Release|

Calls for Grants for Derelict Buildings in Regional Towns

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has today (Friday) said that he is continuing to push for a grant scheme for owners of rundown and derelict buildings in regional towns and villages as part of this years budget.

“I have again spoken to Minister […]

Revised Regulations for one off houses and extensions welcome

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that new regulations, which will come into effect from 1st September 2015, will ease regulations and help to reduce the cost on building single dwelling houses and extensions.

“I am delighted that Minister for Housing, Paudie Coffey TD, has agreed to remove the mandatory requirement for statutory certificates […]

2015-07-30T21:16:03+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Environment, Housing, Rural Issues|