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Significant Government Decision on Increased Defence Force Funding will Expand Military Capabilities and Increase Allowances for Kildare Personnel – HEYDON

Key Appointments will see Fundamental Reform and Culture Change in the Force

Martin Heydon, Kildare South TD and Minister of State, has said that Government plans to significantly increase funding for our defence forces will strengthen Ireland’s military capacity, in turn fortifying the livelihoods of the many personnel in Kildare, while also bringing fundamental […]

Approval of Additional Accommodation for St Catherine’s NS, Curragh Camp – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minster Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Education of additional accommodation for the amalgamated primary school on the Curragh, St Catherine’s of Siena.

“The Department have today approved an extension with 2 new classrooms for pupils with special education needs as well as a user assisted WC […]

Free School Transport & Increased Allowances to assist Kildare Families with Back to School Costs – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed decisions on school transport  and the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance announced by Government yesterday which will help to ease the burden of back to school costs for Kildare families.

“In a positive move for many Kildare families, it has been confirmed that […]

Fine Gael will put more money back in your pocket in the forthcoming Budget – HEYDON

Fine Gael want to ensure that more money is put back in the pockets of Kildare individuals and families to help with the cost of living in the forthcoming budget, according to Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said Fine Gael is pushing for a range of measures to be implemented […]

New Bord Na Móna headquarters for Newbridge – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the decision by Bord na Mona to invest in a new headquarters in Newbridge.

“Bord na Móna have had a presence in Newbridge for over 70 years and have now chosen to reinvest in the town by applying for planning permission for an impressive company […]

Kilcullen Newbridge Bus Service to Recommence from Monday 4th July as Interim Solution Secured – HEYDON

Cllr Tracey O’Dwyer and I continue to work to ensure a longer term solution

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has announced confirmation from the NTA that an interim solution has been agreed to provide public transport between Kilcullen and Newbridge from this Monday 4th July in light of the recent […]

Kildare workers can now benefit from New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme is now open for workers in Kildare.  At least 10,000 hot desk working days are being provided free of charge nationwide, which is positive news for both existing hub users and those hoping to make use of these […]

Minister Heydon addresses official opening of new Keurig Dr. Pepper Ireland facility in Newbridge

Minister of State and Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon yesterday cut the ribbon on Keurig Dr.Pepper Ireland’s new International Operations hub in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

The 300,000 square feet manufacturing facility is central to Keurig Dr Pepper’s global supply chain and operates as the Company’s first manufacturing plant for beverages outside of North […]

New maternity scheme for County Kildare councillors is a positive development – HEYDON

A new scheme which provides maternity leave for County Kildare councillors will be positive for all women wishing to pursue a career in politics, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

“My colleague, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, is introducing a scheme […]

€25,000 for Kildare Food Network under Agri Food Tourism Funding – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed funding of €25,000 for the Kildare Food Network, Flavours of Kildare. The funding is made available under the 2022 Rural Innovation and Development Fund through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

“Flavours of Kildare is a celebration of our Kildare food and drink producers whose mission is to champion […]