free web stats

Press Release

Update from Minister Denis Naughton on Work to Improve Mobile Phone Coverage

Today in the Dail I had the opportunity to question Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Energy Denis Naughton on the work of his Department to improve mobile phone coverage around the Country with particular reference to Co. Kildare.

He outlined the report of the task force on Broadband and Mobile Phone coverage which was published […]

2017-02-13T23:43:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Dáil Debates, Press Release, Rural Issues|

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Kildare Farmers can avail of New low cost loan scheme to help with Brexit challenge

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that a newly launched low cost agricultural loan scheme will be extremely beneficial for farmers in Kildare, at this time of price volatility due to Brexit. The ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which will be distributed by AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank was launched […]

2017-01-31T22:35:32+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Agriculture, Bloodstock, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Educate Together & KWETB to discuss Possible Partnership at Second Level in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has described as positive, the confirmation from Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and Educate Together have agreed to start discussions in relation to a possible partnership for Educate Together provision at second level in the Newbridge area.  The confirmation came […]

2017-01-30T12:49:04+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Education, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Kildare Sporting Organisations Advised of Common Pitfalls in Sport Capital Grant Applications

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) advised Kildare sporting organisations preparing applications for the new round of Sports Capital Grants to be aware of common pitfalls that rendered over 35% of applications in 2015 invalid.

“In response to recent a parliamentary question, Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan has […]

2017-01-30T12:30:55+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Press Release, Sport|

Continued Funding for Athy Ring Road as Part Government Allocation for Kildare Roads

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today said that an allocation of €1m for the Athy Southern Distributor Route is sign of Government Commitment to this important project.  The announcement was made today by Minister for Transport Shane Ross as he confirmed an allocation of €18.9m for Kildare Roads.

“I am delighted that €1m […]

2017-01-30T12:54:10+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Constituency Submission seeks return of Kildare Areas from Laois

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has made a submission to the Commission reviewing Constituency Boundaries for the purposes of Dail elections seeking a return of the 6 electoral divisions of Kildare South which were moved to the Laois Constituency.

“Following the last Dail Boundary review in 2012 the voting districts of  Monasterevin, Churchtown, Kildangan, […]

2017-01-16T18:13:10+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Review of Rent Pressure Zones in the New Year to Assist Kildare Tenants

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that pressures being experienced by tenants in Commuter counties such as Kildare have been recognised by Housing Minister Simon Coveney and these areas are to be prioritised for designation as Rent Pressure Zones in the New Year.  Deputy Heydon was speaking as the new rental measures […]

2016-12-17T10:40:16+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Housing, Press Release|

HSE Service Plan includes €300k for Mental Health Liaison Team for Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that an allocation of €300,000 in the HSE service plan will allow recruitment to begin on a new liaison team for mental health services in Kildare.  The HSE service plan for 2017 was published this week.

“This funding confirmation is very welcome news for mental health services […]

2016-12-19T00:42:07+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Health, Press Release|

Progress on low cost agriculture loan scheme is good news for Kildare farmers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon, has confirmed that progress has been made on the establishment of the ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which is good news for Kildare farmers.

“The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has confirmed to me that important progress has been made in the establishment of […]

2016-12-17T10:41:58+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|