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Jobs & Enterprise

European Globalisation Fund Supports to be Considered for HP Inc Employees

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the state, including access to the European Globalisation Fund are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today.  Deputy Heydon was […]

2017-02-08T20:27:16+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Dáil Debates, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

€3m Investment to Support Entrepreneurs in the Regions

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D.,  today (Friday) announced that up to €3m is being made available for investment with accelerator managers to increase the number of accelerators in the regions outside of Dublin, and issued an open competitive call to stakeholders to signal their interest in establishing accelerators.
The €3m Scheme […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Business, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Focus on Equine & Food Sectors in Regional Jobs Plan Welcome

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has today (Monday) welcomed the launch of the Mid East Action Plan for Jobs which focusses on key actions to enhance job creation in this region which includes Co. Kildare.  The regional action plan is launched by Minister Richard Bruton this morning.

“As chairman of Fine Gaels internal […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Bloodstock, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Additional jobs in 2015 show Govt’s plan is working

595 jobs supported by 174 Enterprise Ireland supported companies in Kildare  


Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has said that Enterprise Ireland figures for 2015 show that the Government’s job creation plan is working in Kildare

8,308 people are employed in the 174 companies supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland.

“These companies created […]

2016-01-08T11:21:29+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Taoiseach leads Briefing for Kildare Business Community

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to the Keadeen Hotel yesterday (Wednesday) to meet members of the Kildare Business Community as part as a post budget briefing and update on the Action Plan for Jobs.


“As we begin to focus on what needs to […]

Recruitment for 600 new Gardaí now Open at

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South is encouraging anyone with an interest in joining An Garda Siochana to apply for one of 600 new positions now available. Applications are now being accepted on until 5th January 2016.

“The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, today (Friday) announced the opening of […]

National unemployment rate drops to 8.9%

Unemployment in Mid East Region is down to 8.1%

“The latest quarterly national household survey figures, released by the CSO this week, show that the national unemployment rate has dropped to 8.9% from a high of 15.1% in February 2012 and here in the Mid East region there has been a 38.9% drop in the […]

2016-10-23T07:20:03+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Kildare getting back on its feet with thousands of extra jobs created

“Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has said that recent Enterprise Ireland employment figures show that Kildare is getting back on its feet with thousands of extra jobs created last year.

“Kildare saw 1,631 new Enterprise Ireland jobs created during the first three years of this Government’s term in office. There […]

2015-01-21T14:43:19+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Business, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|