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Minister Heydon Welcomes Funding Approval for Amyloidosis Drug, Patisrian (Onpattro®️)

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon said “I am delighted, after a long battle, to receive confirmation today of the approval of funding for the Amyloidosis drug, Patisiran (Onpattro®️) for patients living in the Republic of Ireland.”

As part of the National Service Plan 2021 and budgetary process, Government allocated the HSE a […]

Minister Heydon Welcomes Funding for Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer School in Co. Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of funding of €7,500 to local events in Athy and Kildare this summer under the Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer School.

 

“As Chairman of the Friends of Athy Heritage Centre & Museum, I am delighted to see funding of €4,000 has been allocated […]

Minister Heydon Confirms Kildare Schools Approved for ‘Safe Routes to School, Programme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that 5 Schools in County Kildare are being informed today that they have been selected for inclusion in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme to support walking and cycling infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools.

 

“This is a great boost for these 5 Kildare […]

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 […]

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 Welcomes Measures to Support CE and Tús Schemes which will Benefit Kildare Participants

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of measures to support CE and TUS workers and schemes which includes an extension for participants which will be of benefit to participants and schemes in Co. Kildare.

“The announcement of an extension of contracts until the end of October 2021 by […]

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 […]