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Tillage Measure Included in TAMS II

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation yesterday (Thursday) of the launch of the new Tillage Measures under TAMS II which will assist tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs.

“My colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the launch of the new specialised Tillage Measure […]

2017-03-13T11:53:58+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Minister Humphreys Visits Athy to see Potential of Exciting New Projects

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he was delighted to welcome Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys to Athy on Monday where she visited many sites with potential to improve the economic and tourist attraction of the town.

“The Minister was impressed with the work ongoing at […]

2017-03-13T11:58:41+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Athy, Heritage, Press Release|

Equine Projects can now Apply for Leader Funding

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation from Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries this week that certain equine activities will now be eligible for funding under the current Leader Programme.

“The Minister intends to amend the ineligible list of activities under the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme […]

2017-03-05T22:48:56+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Bloodstock, Heritage, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Older people in Kildare to benefit from reduced prescription charges

 

Older people in Kildare are set to benefit from Fine Gael’s new health legislation. That’s according to Kildare South TD Martin Heydon who is highlighting a new Bill reducing prescription charges for medical card holders aged 70 and over, as well as their dependents, from, Wednesday, 1st March. “New health legislation being introduced this week […]

2017-03-05T22:51:33+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Health, Press Release|

860 New Recruits for Defence Forces for 2017 – Applications Open Now

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed further recruitment opportunities in the Defence Forces as a boost for Kildare residents and a sign of the commitment of the Government to retain the strength of the force at 9,500 personnel.

“The recruitment of 860 new recruits in 2017 is significant and will include general service […]

2017-02-28T13:28:26+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Army, Defence, Press Release|

Right2Water Throwing Water Charges back on the Workers

Fine Gael TD and Party Chairman Martin Heydon has today (Tuesday) said that Right2Water now accept that water needs to be paid for but want to throw the cost of that back on ordinary workers.

Deputy Heydon’s comments came after David Gibney of Right2Water told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water […]

2017-02-28T11:42:05+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Environment, Press Release, Rural Issues, Water|

€1m Funding will Enhance Facilities and Infrastructure at Riverbank Arts Centre

Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon for Kildare South has today (Monday) said that funding of €1m for the Riverbanks Arts Centre in Newbridge will be a game changer for the arts centre and allow it to expand its facilities in Newbridge. The funding was confirmed by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht […]

2017-02-13T11:30:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Heritage, Newbridge, Press Release|

European Globalisation Fund Supports to be Considered for HP Inc Employees

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Wednesday) called on Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ensure that the full supports of the state, including access to the European Globalisation Fund are available for the staff of HP Inc who were informed of job losses at the plant today.  Deputy Heydon was […]

2017-02-08T20:27:16+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Dáil Debates, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release|

Update from Minister Denis Naughton on Work to Improve Mobile Phone Coverage

Today in the Dail I had the opportunity to question Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Energy Denis Naughton on the work of his Department to improve mobile phone coverage around the Country with particular reference to Co. Kildare.

He outlined the report of the task force on Broadband and Mobile Phone coverage which was published […]

2017-02-13T23:43:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Dáil Debates, Press Release, Rural Issues|

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|