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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 […]

Minister Martin Heydon welcomes progress on long-running pension campaign for CE Supervisors

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed progress on the long running campaign for occupational pension arrangements for community employment supervisors.

“Community Employment (CE) Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors carry out vital roles in our communities providing vital services to many community groups assisting elderly, helping people in long term unemployment, […]

Great News for Allenwood as €810k awarded to develop new Allenwood Green Enterprise Park

Minister of State and Kildare Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has confirmed funding of €810,394 to ACDAL to develop a new Allenwood Green Enterprise Park under the Just Transition Fund.  

“This funding which was announced by my Ministerial colleague Eamonn Ryan today will be used to expand the current ACDAL facilities in […]