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Kildare County Council

Local Businesses Meet Minister Coveney to highlight Rates Concerns

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said he was pleased to facilitate a meeting of local Kildare South businesses with Minister Simon Coveney in Leinster House on Wednesday to discuss new rates charges.

“Minister Coveney heard first hand the individual cases of Kildare South businesses from across retail, […]

2017-04-14T11:04:39+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Bloodstock, Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Meeting of Irish Racehorse Trainers on Rates

I was pleased to facilitate a meeting between representatives of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association and officials from the Valuation Office at Leinster House last Wednesday to discuss the ongoing rates revaluation taking place in Co. Kildare.
Michael Grassick and his colleagues received a presentation that updated them on the process and the background to it. It is […]

2017-04-10T23:02:41+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Bloodstock, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Rural Issues|

HEYDON tells Rates Meeting the Importance of Appealing Proposed Valuations

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has again stressed the importance for any business who is unhappy with their proposed rates valuation to ensure they lodge an appeal before the closing date of 18th April.  He was speaking at a public meeting on the issue at the Clanard Court Hotel Athy on Thursday evening.

“I […]

2017-04-03T10:17:45+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Businesses Encouraged to Appeal Rates Notifications

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) said that he is encouraging all businesses unhappy with their proposed rates calculations to make use of the formal appeal mechanism.

“I am very aware of the concerns of businesses including many in the equine industry such as horse trainers who have contacted me regarding proposed […]

2017-03-27T16:16:50+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Minister for Housing Visits Dominican Site in Athy to see Progress

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon recently welcomed Housing Minister Simon Coveney to Athy to get an update on progress of the re-development of the site of the former Dominicans in Athy.

“I was delighted that the Minister for Housing Simon Coveney accepted my invitation to visit the site to see and hear at first hand […]

2016-10-28T12:56:34+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Athy, Environment, Housing, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Coughlanstown Road Ballymore needs to be Re-Opened

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) called on Kildare County Council to ensure that works are carried out as soon as possible to ensure the re-opening of the Coughlanstown Road outside Ballymore Eustace which has been closed for the last few weeks. Deputy Heydon was speaking after he met concerned local […]

2016-09-16T16:25:18+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Ballymore Eustace, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Draft Athy & Newbridge Control of Horses Byelaws 2016 – Have your say!

Kildare County Council are currently seeking submissions and observations on the draft control of Horses Byelaws for Athy & Newbridge.

Details can be viewed online at

Written submissions and observations may be made to the Senior Executive Officer, Environment Section, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Naas, County Kildare or by email to (clearly […]

2016-04-08T14:36:15+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Athy, Kildare County Council, Newbridge, Press Release|

Submission on Public Consultation for Southern Distributor Route Athy

Below is a copy of my submission made to Kildare County Council Roads Department today in the route selection for the Southern Distrubutor Route for Athy.

A relief ring road for Athy is absolutely essential for the towns residents and businesses alike. The return on the capital investment is clearly proven by the very high cost […]

2016-10-23T07:20:02+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Athy, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Transport|



I am writing to advise you on progress and the status of the proposal within Kildare County Council to build a playground in Castledermot.

It has been confirmed to us that Kildare County Council intend to go to tender for proposals to design and build the playground either before Christmas or […]

Athy Southern Distributor Route Funding Confirmed in Capital Plan

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has today (Wednesday) said that the inclusion of the Athy Southern Distributor Route in the Governments Capital Plan announced this week re-affirms the Government’s commitment to this project and the confirmation of funding to completion announced last year.

“Unlike the M7 road widening project, the Athy road does not […]

2016-10-23T07:20:05+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Athy, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Transport|