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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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:09+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Justice, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:10+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Justice, Press Release|

Harsher penalties needed to tackle illicit cigarette trade on both sides of the border

“Illicit cross-border trade remains a major problem; fines are too low and there is not a strong enough deterrent” commented Martin Heydon, TD for Kildare South who was speaking today (Monday) at the 50th British Irish Parliamentary Association Plenary.

“The political landscape in Northern Ireland and in border counties is much improved in recent years. However […]

2016-10-23T07:20:11+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Business, Justice, Press Release|

We will see more Gardaí, more often, in our local communities as a result of Budget 2015

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, said today (Thursday) that the allocation of €2.2 billion for justice reform and investment in Garda resources, in Budget 2015, will benefit local communities in Kildare.

“The allocation of €2.2 billion for Garda resources, including further recruitment, and reform in the justice system is a necessary investment which […]

2016-10-23T07:20:13+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Justice, Press Release|