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Defence Minister Confirms Ongoing Investment in Kildare

Minister for Defence has confirmed to Deputy Martin Heydon that funding of in excess of €26m has been invested in major building projects in the Curragh in the period between 2008 and 2017.  He was responding to Parliamentary Questions from the Kildare South Deputy.

“While I understand the Defence investment is not measured geographically, I wanted […]

October 24th, 2017|Army, Press Release|

€2.3m for Enhanced Seniors Alert Scheme will help more Kildare Seniors get Assistance

An allocation of €2.3m for the renewed Seniors Alert Scheme from the Department of Rural and Community Development will allow even more Kildare senior residents to benefit from a personal alarm. The new scheme comes into effect on November 1st.

Deputy Martin Heydon said: “559 senior citizens in Kildare have received personal alarms in the last […]

Minister Zappone Confirms Kildare’s increased Population Creates Demand for more Services

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone that she recognises the increase in population in Co. Kildare which creates a strong demand for services. She gave these comments in a reply to parliamentary questions from Deputy Heydon on increased funding for Family Resource  Centres included in […]

Budget Aspects Relevant to Kildare South

The video attached shows my contribution in the Dail on the Budget highlighting areas such as Road projects, increased funding for family resource centres and funding for primary care centres.

I would like to see these new measures used to assist important projects in Kildare such as Athys Southern Distributor Route, new Family Resource Centres  and to help […]

October 19th, 2017|Finance, Press Release|

Planning Secured for Athy Ring Road- HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that approval of planning permission for Athy’s long awaited Ring Road, the Southern Distributor Route is a key step in progress towards the road completion.

“Despite many years of discussion and planning for this crucial road project, there has never been planning permission granted for the route. […]

October 16th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Budget Funding Can Assist Key Kildare Projects

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that additional funding confirmed as part of the Budget last week could benefit key Kildare projects including new Family Resource Centres and Primary Care Centres.

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone confirmed that her Department was allocating an additional €40.6m in funding for Tusla, the child and family […]

October 12th, 2017|Finance, Press Release|

Extension of Maternity Leave and Benefit in cases of Premature Births will assist Kildare mothers

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the extension of maternity leave and benefit to mothers with premature babies as an important change which recognises the additional burdens and pressures that accompany a premature birth as well as the additional leave time that is required.

From 1st October 2017, maternity benefit will be extended […]

Pension Difficulties Raised in the Dail

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that he will continue to raise the concerns of many women now in receipt of lower pensions due to time that they took out of the workforce in their earlier careers.

“In the last four years many women have reached retirement age only to discover to their […]

New Garda Allocated to Kilcullen Area

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of the allocation of an additional Garda to the Kilcullen station following a recent review of resources.  Garda Jonathan Brien will start in Kilcullen on October 9th.  He will join Sergeant Mary Mulroe, Garda Joanne O Sullivan and Garda Jim Lacy.

“Since the Garda training college […]

September 23rd, 2017|Justice, Kilcullen, Press Release|

Funding for CCTV & Text Alert Groups in Rural Communities to Fight Crime


Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the confirmation by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan of additional funding towards Community CCTV schemes and Text alert groups.  The Minister confirmed the amounts at the Ploughing last week.

“As a member of Kildare’s Joint Policing Committee sub-committee working on a new policy for CCTV schemes in the […]