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Fine Gael Bring Community CCTV To South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has led a delegation of Kildare South Fine Gael Mayors to meet with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to discuss the implementation of a Community based CCTV system across South Kildare communities.

The meeting following confirmation by the Department of Justice last April that grant aid would be made available […]

2017-07-31T23:22:51+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Justice, Press Release|

Funding now Available for CCTV

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has been informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, that her Department has announced a grant-aid scheme to assist community groups with establishing community-based CCTV systems.

“Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to […]

2017-04-14T12:09:54+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Justice, Press Release, Rural Issues|

10 New Garda Recruits Allocated to Co. Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that an allocation of 10 new Garda recruits to Co. Kildare is a further step in the right direction in improving Garda numbers in Kildare.

“As part of this Government’s continued focus on recruitment to an Garda Siochana 150 new Gardai passed out from Templemore […]

2016-11-18T15:00:32+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Justice, Rural Issues|

Recruitment Campaign for Prison Officers Opens

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD of a recruitment campaign for new Recruit Prison Officers for the Irish Prison Service. This recruitment campaign is the first competition for Recruit Prison Officers to be held for the Irish Prison Service since 2008.

“The Irish […]

2016-10-23T07:19:58+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Justice, Press Release|

Additional €55m to assist Gardai tackle Crime

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) said that additional funds of €55m to be allocated to the Gardai are needed to assist them to tackle crime.

“Our Gardai are at the coalface of tackling the crime gangs and these extra funds are welcome to cover overtime and additional resources needed.  Minister for […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Justice, Press Release, Rural Issues|

9 Newly Appointed Garda Sergeants for Co. Kildare

6 Expected to be based in South Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the decision of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to appoint 9 newly appointed sergeants to Co. Kildare as part of the recent allocation of senior Gardai.

“This announcement is a great boost to Co. Kildare and Kildare South in particular with […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Athy, Castledermot, Justice, Newbridge, Rathangan, Rural Issues|

New Garda Youth Diversion Programme for Athy

“A new Garda Youth Diversion Programme in Athy will help to prevent and reduce crime among youths”, says Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon.

“The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that a new Garda Youth Diversion Project (GYDP) will commence operations in Athy. This is one of seven new GYDPs which will […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Athy, Justice, Rural Issues|

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 […]

600 new Gardaí as Budget 2016 confirms Govt commitment to tackling crime

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairperson of Fine Gaels rural affairs committee, Martin Heydon, has said that the announcement of 600 new Gardaí in Budget 2016 highlights the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for An Garda Síochána.

“Budget 2016 announced the recruitment of an additional 600 Gardaí in addition to the 550 who have […]