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Record levels of employment with 2.5 million people at work nationally – HEYDON

10.6% jobs growth in Mid-East region which includes Kildare

Jobs figures published by the CSO show a record level of employment nationally as 2.5m people are now at work according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon. He was speaking after the publication of the Quarter 1 2022 Labour […]

New ‘Town Centre First’ Policy will revitalise towns in County Kildare – HEYDON

Targeted funding for the regeneration of towns and to support above-shop and town centre living

A new ‘Town Centre First’ policy, will revitalise towns across County Kildare and benefit local communities, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said: “Fine Gael is working to create stronger safer […]

1,710 Employers and Businesses in receipt of Government Covid-19 supports in County Kildare – HEYDON


1,710 employers and businesses in Count Kildare have availed of Covid-19 financial supports, demonstrating Government’s continued commitment to our economic recovery, Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon TD has said.

Minister Heydon said Fine Gael in Government has prioritised targeted supports for workers and businesses since the pandemic began, and that is reflected in the numbers availing […]

Changes to CAO website includes apprenticeship opportunities for Kildare school leavers – HEYDON

Enhancements to the CAO website will include further education and apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers in County Kildare, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

The CAO website went live today at 12pm and for the first time the portal will include options across higher education, further education and training, […]

Minister Heydon welcomes work permit boost for equine and horticulture sectors

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon has welcomed an allocation of work permits for the equine and horticulture sector as part of a review of Ireland’s employment permits system.

Ireland operates a managed system which is reviewed twice a year. As part of the most recent review 1,000 permits were made available […]

County Kildare residents invited to submit their ideas on how to make Ireland better -HEYDON

Residents across County Kildare are being offered the chance to have their voice heard and contribute to national policymaking through Fine Gael’s new Better Ireland initiative, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

“People across County Kildare have the opportunity to contribute their ideas on how we can make Ireland […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes Submission of Planning Application for a €75m Investment for Newbridge in State-of-the-Art Primark Logistics/Distribution Centre

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed today’s confirmation by Primark of their plans to develop a €75m State of the Art Logistics/Distribution Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge.

The planning application will comprise of the development of a 500,000sq foot distribution and Logistics Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge to serve as […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes Measures to Support CE and Tús Schemes which will Benefit Kildare Participants

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of measures to support CE and TUS workers and schemes which includes an extension for participants which will be of benefit to participants and schemes in Co. Kildare.

“The announcement of an extension of contracts until the end of October 2021 by […]

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 […]