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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 […]