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Kildare County Council

€547,262 funding for digital library services and facilities in Kildare

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, said €547,262 in funding has been secured for digital library services and facilities in Kildare.

This investment will enhance ICT infrastructure, create new meeting spaces with state of the art technology and provide dedicated digital learning suites.

Deputy Heydon said: “The new facilities […]

Coughlanstown Road Update

Following a meeting I organised with local residents representatives and Kildare County Council recently, we received a further update on Coughlanstown Road.

We were informed that the consultants O’Connor Sutton Cronin have completed their survey and have come back with a number of different options to Kildare County Council. By the end of September, Kildare County […]

Local Communities Encouraged to apply for €15 million Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Some €15 million in funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon, has said. Over the next 15 months, up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country- including Kildare – will benefit from funding under the scheme, which […]

Inspiring new Community Library Highlights Significant Investment in Athy

Athy’s fantastic new Community library is an example of the ongoing Government Investment in Athy, according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.  Set in the unique surroundings of the former Dominican church, the new library was officially opened by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring today.

“This €3.75m project jointly funded by Government and […]

Projects in Kilcullen, Castledermot & Kildare Town to benefit from Heritage Funding

A total of €116,000 in funding has been allocated to Co. Kildare to support local projects and help to repair and preserve important structures including the Parish Church in Kilcullen, St James Church Castledermot and Kildare Cathedral according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

The funding was announced by The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the […]

Project Ireland 2040 will deliver real investment and proper planning for Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Fine Gael Chairman Martin Heydon has said Project Ireland 2040 will bring real investment to Kildare which will support families and strengthen communities.

Speaking about Project 2040 which was launched by Government today (Friday), Deputy Heydon said:

“This is our plan for the future of Ireland. For the first time in […]

Mid East Region Innovation Think Space (MERITS) approved for Kildare in Regional Enterprise Development Fund

Kildare County Council’s application for funding from the Regional Enterprise Development Fund to create a Mid East Region Innovation Think Space (MERITS) has been approved, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has confirmed.

The Fund, to support regional projects, is provided by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland and is a key action […]

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, […]

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 […]