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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 […]

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 […]

October 14th, 2014|Justice, Press Release|