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We must vote yes to remove the crime of blasphemy from our Constitution

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, is encouraging people in Kildare South to vote yes to remove the crime of blasphemy from our Constitution on Friday 26th October.

“Fine Gael’s 2016 General Election Manifesto proposed a package of constitutional reforms and we are following through on that commitment. This includes holding a referendum proposing […]

October 19th, 2018|Press Release|

Civil Defence set for record year in Kildare

61 duties completed in first six months, FG TD confirms

 

Civil Defence volunteers in Kildare are on course for a record year in terms of activity, according to new figures obtained by Fine Gael TD and chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon.

Nationwide, Civil Defence teams have already taken part in almost 1500 duties […]

September 21st, 2018|Defence, Press Release, Your Area|

Meeting with Kildare INTO in advance of Budget 2019

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has this week met with representatives of Kildare INTO (Curragh Branch) to discuss issues of concern to primary school teachers across Kildare in advance of Budget 2019.

“We had a robust and constructive debate about the main issues that are impacting teachers in Kildare primary schools.  Pay parity between […]

September 19th, 2018|Education, Press Release|

Heydon appointed to Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, Martin Heydon TD, has been appointed to the Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action.

The Kildare TD says Ireland must redouble its efforts to tackle climate change and ensure environmental sustainability.

Deputy Heydon said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the all-party Committee on Climate Action.

“I will work hard to ensure […]

Local Communities Encouraged to apply for €15 million Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Some €15 million in funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon, has said. Over the next 15 months, up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country- including Kildare – will benefit from funding under the scheme, which […]

Inspiring new Community Library Highlights Significant Investment in Athy

Athy’s fantastic new Community library is an example of the ongoing Government Investment in Athy, according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.  Set in the unique surroundings of the former Dominican church, the new library was officially opened by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring today.

“This €3.75m project jointly funded by Government and […]

Progress on Caragh Playground

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has welcomed progress on the promised playground for Caragh as Kildare County Council have confirmed that the tender seeking contractors to design and build the playground has been issued.

“This is a significant move in plans to see a playground constructed in Caragh.  Following agreement on the site […]

April 23rd, 2018|Caragh, Press Release|

Statement regarding School Building List – Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he shares the disappointment that the latest school building list published by the Department of Education does not include a new post primary school for Kildare South.

Martin Heydon said “This week in the Dail, I had the opportunity to raise the issue of the new […]