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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|

PDFORRA Agreement on Lansdowne Road Agreement Welcome

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) welcomed confirmation by PDFORRA, the Representative Association for army personnel, that following consultation with their membership that they propose to now enter into the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

“I am aware that discussions have been ongoing between PDFORRA and officials from the Departments of Defence and Public […]

2017-03-27T16:19:52+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Army, Press Release|

Businesses Encouraged to Appeal Rates Notifications

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) said that he is encouraging all businesses unhappy with their proposed rates calculations to make use of the formal appeal mechanism.

“I am very aware of the concerns of businesses including many in the equine industry such as horse trainers who have contacted me regarding proposed […]

2017-03-27T16:16:50+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Business, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

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|