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New Wind Planning Guidelines to Go to Public Consultation

As part of the review of the 2006 Wind Energy Planning Guidelines, Ministers Simon Coveney and Denis Naughton recently announced details of their preferred draft approach which is set out in full below.  It is anticipated these new  draft guidelines

The key aspects of the proposed approach are:

§  the application of a more stringent noise limit, […]

2017-06-27T09:15:23+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Energy, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Clarification Sought on Changes to Kavanagh Bus Routes from Minister and NTA

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) confirmed that he has written to the National Transport Authority and Minister for Transport Shane Ross to seek clarification on changes to a Dublin Clonmel Bus Route which will affect commuters in Athy and Kilcullen.

“I have been contacted by a number of constituents in both […]

2017-05-29T10:24:52+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Athy, Kilcullen, Press Release, Transport|

Progress by Irish Water on Newbridge Interceptor will support Newbridge Development

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Irish Water of progress on the long awaited new interceptor to connect Newbridge to the Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The new connection is badly needed to upgrade current systems and to allow for further development in Newbridge. There can be no new developments in […]

2017-05-29T10:27:14+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Newbridge, Press Release, Water|

Defence Minister Confirms Feasibility Study for Curragh Peace & Leadership Forum

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed progress on a proposed Peace and Leadership Forum on the Curragh.  Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Keogh confirmed in a parliamentary question response that it has been decided to progress to conduct a feasibility study on the proposal.

“In response to my parliamentary question, Minister Paul […]

2017-05-29T10:29:52+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Army, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Statement from Fine Gael Party Chairman Martin Heydon on Michael Noonan

Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) praised the contribution of Michael Noonan in his roles as Minister, Party Leader and most recently as Finance Minister following the country’s most serious financial crisis.

“When we needed a steady hand to take over our precarious national finances in March 2011, Michael Noonan […]

2017-05-18T15:32:40+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Press Release|

Chairman of Fine Gael praises Kenny’s leadership

The Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon TD, has praised Enda Kenny’s role as leader of Fine Gael after he announced he was stepping down with immediate effect as party leader at this evenings parliamentary party meeting.

“Under Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, we saw a devastated economy repaired, long ignored social issues addressed, […]

2017-05-17T17:57:31+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Press Release|

Work Progressing on Athys new Library

Work has now commenced on the new Athy Community Library inside the former Dominicans church and is due to be completed before the end of this year.

Minister Damien English, who has responsibility for Libraries within his department recently travelled to Athy to witness the start of the works and get a tour of the site.

The […]

2017-05-17T20:06:51+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

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|