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Rural Issues

Kildare to receive €7.8m in funding for National roads and Greenways

New and improved National roads and Greenways are on the way for Kildare as Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon confirms funding of €7.8m for Kildare County Council.
Minister Martin Heydon was speaking following the Department of Transport’s announcement of €517 million for Ireland’s National roads and Greenways on Thursday. “These supports will be key to […]

HEYDON notes Constituency Review Report & Welcomes Protection of Kildare County Boundary

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has noted the contents of the Constituency Review Report of the Electoral Commission published this morning.  The report recommends an increase of 14 TD’s nationally with 4 new constituencies, while in Kildare, Kildare South remains a 4 seat constituency while Kildare North increases to a 5 […]

€172,985 to Upgrade and Improve Ballymore Eustace Golden Falls Walking Loop

€172,985 in funding for the upgrade of the Ballymore Golden Falls Walking Loop has been confirmed today (Monday) according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.  The funding is announced as part of the launch of a new “Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors” strategy by his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys.

“This funding is a great […]

€4.277m Government Funding Confirmed to Progress Athy Food, Drink & Skills Hub

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation today (Thursday) from his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys of Government funding of €4.277m for the planned Food, Drink & Skills Hub at the former Model School in Athy under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

 

“This is another fantastic investment for Athy in a project that will help […]

Time to support Local broadcasters by waiving levy

It is time to support local broadcasters in Kildare and surrounding areas by waiving or significantly reducing the broadcast levy, Fine Gael Minister and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said.

 

Minister Heydon said, “The broadcast levy covers the operating costs of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The establishment of the Future of Media Commission, […]

New Scheme for Rural Dwellers in Kildare to build their own home – HEYDON

Minister Heydon has said the new Ready to Build Scheme will provide further housing options for people in Kildare who wish to build their own home. The scheme was launched today by Minister Peter Burke and Minister Darragh O’Brien and will support an additional two thousand new-build homes to be delivered by 2025.

Minister Heydon said: […]

Rural homeowners in Kildare to benefit from €435,000 funding for upgraded laneways and non-public roads – HEYDON

Funding for the Local Improvement Scheme has been doubled to €22 million as part of Our Rural Future, the Government’s ambitious policy for rural development, resulting in a €435,000 funding total for Kildare residents, Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

Minister Heydon welcomed the news from the Minister for […]

AIB must give solid commitment to customers on the future of cash services in Kildare – HEYDON

Bank should appear before Oireachtas Finance Committee

AIB must give a solid commitment to customers on the future of cash services in Kildare, according to Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon welcomed AIB’s reversal of their decision to remove cash services from a number of branches including Athy and Celbridge in Kildare […]

Minister Heydon announces major investment in farm safety

Funding provided for the procurement of 18 farm machinery simulators

Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, T.D., today announced the provision of funding to Teagasc for the procurement of farm machinery simulators for use in agricultural colleges.

Making the announcement about the […]