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Kildare County Council

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 […]

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 […]