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HEYDON Welcomes Allocation of €270,000 to Kildare under the 2021 Local Improvement Scheme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon confirmed that €270,000 has been allocated for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities in County Kildare, as part of the Government’s ‘Our Rural Future’ project.

In a recent announcement from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, a total allocation […]

Minister Heydon Delighted with Overwhelming Response to Curragh Plains Consultation Survey

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon along with his colleague Minister for Defence Simon Coveney have thanked and acknowledged the almost 3,700 people who recently made submissions to the public consultation on the future of the Curragh Plains.


Martin Heydon said “We are very grateful to the almost 3,700 who took the time […]

Minister Martin Heydon & Cllr elect PJ Kelly welcome €1,094,880 for regeneration of Portarlington Market Sq

Minister Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for the Portarlington area and Laois Cllr Elect PJ Kelly have welcomed the allocation of €1,094,880 for the Heritage led Regeneration of Portarlington Market House and Square, by their Fine Gael colleague Minister for Rural Affairs Heather Humphries.

The funding, delivered through Governments Rural Regeneration Development Fund is a significant […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes Update on Proposed Cultural Quarter Project for Newbridge

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcomed the most recent update from Kildare County Council in relation to the proposed Cultural Quarter Public Realm Projects for Newbridge.

Minister Heydon says “This proposal has been in planning for some time, with initial Government funding under the URDF fund secured to progress […]

New scheme to increase outdoor dining capacity in Kildare

A new scheme delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Kildare County Council will help tourism and hospitality businesses in Kildare to develop and increase their outdoor seating capacity, Minister Martin Heydon said.

Funding allocated under the scheme will also enable Local Authorities to develop permanent outdoor public dining spaces in towns and urban centres across the country, similar to those that exist […]

Kildare County Council to receive funding of €3,162,288 for Housing Adaptation Grants

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has said that Kildare County Council will receive funding in excess of €3m to provide home adaptations for older people and those living with disability and mobility issues.

Minister Heydon said, “I am delighted that my colleagues, Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke […]

Kildare County Council granted €7,730,000 for walking and cycling infrastructure

Funding of €7,730,000 has been allocated to Kildare County Council for walking and cycling facilities which will greatly benefit commuters and leisure seekers alike, Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said the funding from the National Transport Authority announced today will provide high quality facilities for cyclists and walkers across the country, which is particularly […]

Final Hurdle for Athy Road Cleared

Minister of State and Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the final hurdle for progression of Athy’s Southern Distributor has now been cleared following his recent discussions with Minister Eamon Ryan.

“Following detailed engagement with Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in recent weeks, I am delighted that he has confirmed to me today that he […]

Kildare County Council should explore new ways of using the Repair and Leasing Scheme

Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon is encouraging Kildare County Council to make more use of the Repair and Leasing Scheme to supply more housing.

Minister Heydon was speaking as figures show a low uptake in use of the Repair and Leasing scheme in some local authority areas and suggested that it could be promoted better.

Minister Heydon […]