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Patrician Monastery Secured for the People of Newbridge – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon, TD for Kildare South has today announced that the Patrician Brothers have instructed their legal team to complete the sale of their Monastery, Liffey Lodge and its grounds to Kildare County Council for the people of Newbridge.

“After ongoing engagement and consultation with the Patrician Brothers, their Provincial has confirmed to me that […]

Launch of Part 8 Planning Process for Kilcullen Square Redevelopment Confirmed – HEYDON

The long awaited Part 8 Planning Process for the redevelopment of the Square in Kilcullen will be launched for Public Consultation by the end of November according to Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South.

“Having been involved in this project from the start when we secured €200,000 Government funding from the Town and Village Renewal […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes €74,029 Funding for County Kildare through Outdoor Recreation Scheme €9,900 for Kilcullen Walkway

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of €74,029 for 5 County Kildare projects through the Outdoor Recreation Scheme announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys under the Our Rural Future programme today.

“Working with Cllr. Tracey O’Dwyer I am particularly delighted to see that Kilcullen has secured €9,900. for the provision of […]

Athy Ring Road to Commence Construction in the Coming Months – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has. Said that Athy’s long awaited Ring Road will commence construction in the coming months as Kildare County Council confirmed yesterday that the Department of Transport has approved the award of the final main construction contract.

“I am delighted that Minister Eammon Ryan and the […]

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 […]

Get out and explore free OPW visitor sites in County Kildare this National Heritage Week – HEYDON

National Heritage Week 2021 is taking place from this year from Saturday, 14th August to Sunday, 22nd August and offers us the chance to explore heritage events and activities across County Kildare, including many OPW sites, all of which are free until the end of the year, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes €160,000 in Funding for Newbridge under the Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Scheme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed funding for outdoor infrastructure in Newbridge.


“Speaking to Council Officials this is great news for Newbridge to be successful in securing €160,000 through the Government Additional Outdoor Infrastructure initiative for the purpose of installing Parklets and Cycle Infrastructure which will greatly benefit the town. The […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes Update on Newbridge Southern Relief Road & Second Bridge Crossing

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon said “the recent update from Kildare County Council that the Roads and Transportation Department in Kildare County Council has commenced the required work to progress the second bridge project to Part 8 is very welcome.”

Tender documents are currently being prepared for an Engineering Consultancy Service tender […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes Announcement of €24,293 for the Curragh under the 2021 Community Monuments Grant



Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon welcomed today’s announcement by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD that €24,293 has been approved for the Curragh under the Community Monuments Grant 2021 Fund.


The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion […]

HEYDON seeks Progress on Newbridge Second Bridge Project to make it Shovel Ready

Minister of State Martin Heydon, TD for Kildare South, has called on Kildare County Council to progress the design of a second bridge for Newbridge as well as progressing the project through the planning permission process.

“There was huge disappointment at the recent failure to secure funding under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF) to deliver […]