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Funding now Available for CCTV

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has been informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, that her Department has announced a grant-aid scheme to assist community groups with establishing community-based CCTV systems.

“Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to […]

2017-04-14T12:09:54+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Justice, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Community Groups should prepare Applications for New Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister with responsibility for Rural and Regional Affairs Heather Humphreys of €20m in funding for a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017.

“The €20m fund will allow towns and villages around Kildare to apply through Kildare County […]

Local Businesses Meet Minister Coveney to highlight Rates Concerns

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said he was pleased to facilitate a meeting of local Kildare South businesses with Minister Simon Coveney in Leinster House on Wednesday to discuss new rates charges.

“Minister Coveney heard first hand the individual cases of Kildare South businesses from across retail, […]

2017-04-14T11:04:39+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Bloodstock, Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Pressure Continues for New Naas Endoscopy Unit as Minister Meets Naas Hospital Management

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that he is continuing to push for progress on funding for a new Endoscopy Unit at Naas Hospital.  This follows a meeting he facilitated between Management from Naas Hospital and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group with Minister Simon Harris to […]

2017-04-11T12:27:54+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Health, Press Release|

Meeting of Irish Racehorse Trainers on Rates

I was pleased to facilitate a meeting between representatives of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association and officials from the Valuation Office at Leinster House last Wednesday to discuss the ongoing rates revaluation taking place in Co. Kildare.
Michael Grassick and his colleagues received a presentation that updated them on the process and the background to it. It is […]

2017-04-10T23:02:41+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Bloodstock, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Updated Broadband Map Published this week

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that confirmation of an agreement between Minister Denis Naughten and Eir will see almost 9,000 Kildare premises receive high speed broadband by the end of 2018 under a new agreement reached with Eir.

“Minister Denis Naughten this week published an updated […]

2017-04-11T06:00:31+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Broadband, Press Release, Rural Issues|

HEYDON tells Rates Meeting the Importance of Appealing Proposed Valuations

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has again stressed the importance for any business who is unhappy with their proposed rates valuation to ensure they lodge an appeal before the closing date of 18th April.  He was speaking at a public meeting on the issue at the Clanard Court Hotel Athy on Thursday evening.

“I […]

2017-04-03T10:17:45+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Funding for Dedicated Youth Officer for Kildare Approved by Minister

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone that she will sanction funding for a full time youth officer for Kildare.  This follows numerous representations from the Deputy following the Ministers visit to Kildare last year.

“I am delighted to received confirmation […]

2017-04-03T10:25:34+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Children & Youth Affairs, Press Release|