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€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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Kildare Farmers can avail of New low cost loan scheme to help with Brexit challenge

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that a newly launched low cost agricultural loan scheme will be extremely beneficial for farmers in Kildare, at this time of price volatility due to Brexit. The ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which will be distributed by AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank was launched […]

January 31st, 2017|Agriculture, Bloodstock, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Educate Together & KWETB to discuss Possible Partnership at Second Level in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has described as positive, the confirmation from Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and Educate Together have agreed to start discussions in relation to a possible partnership for Educate Together provision at second level in the Newbridge area.  The confirmation came […]

January 30th, 2017|Education, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Kildare Sporting Organisations Advised of Common Pitfalls in Sport Capital Grant Applications

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) advised Kildare sporting organisations preparing applications for the new round of Sports Capital Grants to be aware of common pitfalls that rendered over 35% of applications in 2015 invalid.

“In response to recent a parliamentary question, Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan has […]

January 27th, 2017|Press Release, Sport|

Continued Funding for Athy Ring Road as Part Government Allocation for Kildare Roads

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today said that an allocation of €1m for the Athy Southern Distributor Route is sign of Government Commitment to this important project.  The announcement was made today by Minister for Transport Shane Ross as he confirmed an allocation of €18.9m for Kildare Roads.

“I am delighted that €1m […]

January 24th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Constituency Submission seeks return of Kildare Areas from Laois

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has made a submission to the Commission reviewing Constituency Boundaries for the purposes of Dail elections seeking a return of the 6 electoral divisions of Kildare South which were moved to the Laois Constituency.

“Following the last Dail Boundary review in 2012 the voting districts of  Monasterevin, Churchtown, Kildangan, […]

January 11th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|