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Planning Secured for Athy Ring Road- HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that approval of planning permission for Athy’s long awaited Ring Road, the Southern Distributor Route is a key step in progress towards the road completion.

“Despite many years of discussion and planning for this crucial road project, there has never been planning permission granted for the route. […]

October 16th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Budget Funding Can Assist Key Kildare Projects

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that additional funding confirmed as part of the Budget last week could benefit key Kildare projects including new Family Resource Centres and Primary Care Centres.

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone confirmed that her Department was allocating an additional €40.6m in funding for Tusla, the child and family […]

October 12th, 2017|Finance, Press Release|

Extension of Maternity Leave and Benefit in cases of Premature Births will assist Kildare mothers

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the extension of maternity leave and benefit to mothers with premature babies as an important change which recognises the additional burdens and pressures that accompany a premature birth as well as the additional leave time that is required.

From 1st October 2017, maternity benefit will be extended […]

Pension Difficulties Raised in the Dail

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that he will continue to raise the concerns of many women now in receipt of lower pensions due to time that they took out of the workforce in their earlier careers.

“In the last four years many women have reached retirement age only to discover to their […]

New Garda Allocated to Kilcullen Area

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of the allocation of an additional Garda to the Kilcullen station following a recent review of resources.  Garda Jonathan Brien will start in Kilcullen on October 9th.  He will join Sergeant Mary Mulroe, Garda Joanne O Sullivan and Garda Jim Lacy.

“Since the Garda training college […]

September 23rd, 2017|Justice, Kilcullen, Press Release|

Funding for CCTV & Text Alert Groups in Rural Communities to Fight Crime

 

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the confirmation by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan of additional funding towards Community CCTV schemes and Text alert groups.  The Minister confirmed the amounts at the Ploughing last week.

“As a member of Kildare’s Joint Policing Committee sub-committee working on a new policy for CCTV schemes in the […]

New Family Hub Opened at Dominicans site Athy

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to Athy this morning where he officially opened the new Family Hub to be run by Peter McVerry Trust.  The 7 family unit hub have been developed in the former priory on the old Dominican site.

“I am delighted to see these family […]

Fine Gael Bring Community CCTV To South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has led a delegation of Kildare South Fine Gael Mayors to meet with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to discuss the implementation of a Community based CCTV system across South Kildare communities.

The meeting following confirmation by the Department of Justice last April that grant aid would be made available […]