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Shock and Disappointment locally with An Bord Pleanala Decision re Ballyshannon Quarry – MINISTER HEYDON


Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State has said that local residents were shocked and disappointed last Friday to receive the order from An Bord Pleanala granting planning permission to Kilsaran Concrete for a 32 hectares quarry development at Racefield near Ballyshannon south of Kilcullen and close to the village of Calverstown.


“Local residents […]

Minister Heydon calls for Planning Permission for Southern section of the Barrow Blueway to be Re-visited

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has raised the need for planning permission for the Southern section of the Barrow Blueway to be re-visited with Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan and CEO of Waterways Ireland John McDonagh on a visit to view progress on the Barrow Blueway in Kildare recently.


“I am […]

Investment of €115k to Support Kildare Sports Partnership Projects – HEYDON

€43,680 for Monasterevin Sports Hub and €21,955 for Athy Sports Hub


Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcomed funding of over €115k from the Dormant Accounts Fund to Kildare Sports Partnership for key sports activities and training in Kildare.

“The announcement of funding in excess of €115,000 for a […]

HEYDON Welcomes Confirmation of Additional Temporary Driver Testers in County Kildare

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation he has received from the RSA that they are to temporarily increase the number of driver testers to expand the current location in Naas, County Kildare.

This follows representations by Minister Heydon to the RSA to highlight the long waiting lists in […]

Government launch Fine Gael plan to reform apprenticeships – Minister Martin Heydon

The Government has today launched a new five-year plan to overhaul the apprenticeship system, a Fine Gael Minister has said. The plan will increase the number of new apprentices to 10,000 every year from 2025 and introduce a new grant for employers who take on apprentices.

Minister Heydon said: “I very much welcome the new Apprenticeship […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minister Martin Heydon welcomes €500k Devolved Capital Funding for Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed funding of €507,500 to Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB).

“My colleague Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris has today confirmed funding in further education capital grants for the country’s 16 Education and Training Boards […]