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Rural Issues

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 […]

Over €2.7m Confirmed for Upgrade works to Athy’s Emily Square & Heritage Centre & €78k for Monasterevin Regeneration Works

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed confirmation yesterday (Thursday) from Minister Michael Ring of allocations in excess of €2.7m from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund under Project Ireland 2040 for projects in Athy and Monasterevin.

“€2,707,500 has been allocated towards the regeneration […]

February 15th, 2019|Athy, Rural Issues|

€520,000 for Kildare Projects in Town & Village Funding

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed funding of €520,000 announced today (Friday) for key projects in Kilcullen, Rathangan, as well as Castledermot, Athgarvan, Monasterevin, Derrinturn, Straffan and Ardclough.  The Town and Village renewal scheme funding was confirmed today by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring.

“The allocations of €200k for both […]

€547,262 funding for digital library services and facilities in Kildare

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, said €547,262 in funding has been secured for digital library services and facilities in Kildare.

This investment will enhance ICT infrastructure, create new meeting spaces with state of the art technology and provide dedicated digital learning suites.

Deputy Heydon said: “The new facilities […]

Heydon encourages Communities to apply for €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development fund

Kildare Communities seeking support for projects from the Governments new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund have just over two months to apply, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said.

The objective of the Rural Regeneration and Development fund is to support collaborative and integrated projects between Government departments, State agencies, local authorities, other public bodies, communities […]

Heydon appointed to Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, Martin Heydon TD, has been appointed to the Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action.

The Kildare TD says Ireland must redouble its efforts to tackle climate change and ensure environmental sustainability.

Deputy Heydon said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the all-party Committee on Climate Action.

“I will work hard to ensure […]

Local Communities Encouraged to apply for €15 million Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Some €15 million in funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon, has said. Over the next 15 months, up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country- including Kildare – will benefit from funding under the scheme, which […]