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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Garda Recruits Allocated to Newbridge

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed confirmation from Garda Management that 5 new Garda recruits have been allocated to the Newbridge area from the second batch of 100 recruits leaving Templemore. This is on top of the 5 new recruits assigned to the Naas area that came from the […]

Another 250 Garda Recruits will help to bolster Service

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald that a further 250 Garda recruits will enter the Garda College in Templemore in 2015. This will bring the total number of Gardai recruited since September 2014 to 550.

“I am pleased to see the continuation […]