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Rural Issues

Tillage Measure Included in TAMS II

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation yesterday (Thursday) of the launch of the new Tillage Measures under TAMS II which will assist tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs.

“My colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the launch of the new specialised Tillage Measure […]

2017-03-13T11:53:58+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Equine Projects can now Apply for Leader Funding

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation from Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphries this week that certain equine activities will now be eligible for funding under the current Leader Programme.

“The Minister intends to amend the ineligible list of activities under the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme […]

2017-03-05T22:48:56+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Bloodstock, Heritage, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Right2Water Throwing Water Charges back on the Workers

Fine Gael TD and Party Chairman Martin Heydon has today (Tuesday) said that Right2Water now accept that water needs to be paid for but want to throw the cost of that back on ordinary workers.

Deputy Heydon’s comments came after David Gibney of Right2Water told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water […]

2017-02-28T11:42:05+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Environment, Press Release, Rural Issues, Water|

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|

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|

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|

10 New Garda Recruits Allocated to Co. Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that an allocation of 10 new Garda recruits to Co. Kildare is a further step in the right direction in improving Garda numbers in Kildare.

“As part of this Government’s continued focus on recruitment to an Garda Siochana 150 new Gardai passed out from Templemore […]

2016-11-18T15:00:32+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Justice, Rural Issues|

Meeting with IFA President re Schemes and Farm Incomes

I recently attended a meeting with newly elected IFA president Joe Healy and IFA County Chairman Brian Rushe to discuss farm incomes and measures that can be adopted to support farmers schemes.

Enhanced support for farm schemes, access to low cost credit, review of fertiliser costs, regulation of the retail sector and amendments to the Fair Deal […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Additional €55m to assist Gardai tackle Crime

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) said that additional funds of €55m to be allocated to the Gardai are needed to assist them to tackle crime.

“Our Gardai are at the coalface of tackling the crime gangs and these extra funds are welcome to cover overtime and additional resources needed.  Minister for […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Justice, Press Release, Rural Issues|