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Rural Issues

Plans progressing on Kildare’s Barrow Blueway

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that plans are progressing for the Barrow Blueway from Lowtown outside Robertstown through Rathangan and Monasterevin to Athy with work due to commence on the project in Autumn 2020.

“In response to a parliamentary question Minister Josepha Madigan confirmed that her Department is in contact with Waterways Ireland regarding […]

Applications Open for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon is encouraging local groups and communities around Kildare to apply for funding under the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme which has opened this week.

A total of €15m has been allocated to this year’s scheme, which is one element of a €30 million package of integrated supports announced by Minister […]

Minister in Favour of Progressing Kildare section of Blueway

In response to my motion seeking progress on the Kildare section of the Barrow Blueway in the Dail, Minister Josepha Madigan agreed that proceeding with the Kildare section of the project was the best option for Waterways Ireland. This is really positive news for this route from Lowtown, Robertstown through Rathangan, Monasterevin and Athy […]

“The Big Hello” sees €10,000 available for Kildare Community Groups to host an event

COMMUNITY groups and residents associations across Co. Kildare can access a €10,000 fund to host the country’s first National Community Weekend in their area.

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon is encouraging local community groups and residents associations to apply for funding. “This is a great opportunity for local community action groups or […]