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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|

Heydon seeking expressions of interest for Improved Broadband in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has confirmed that he is seeking expressions of interest from local households to prove to commercial providers that the demand for improved broadband services exist.  This follows recent meetings and discussions between Deputy Heydon and Imagine and other service providers.  The availability of high speed fibre broadband remains one […]

9 Newly Appointed Garda Sergeants for Co. Kildare

6 Expected to be based in South Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the decision of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to appoint 9 newly appointed sergeants to Co. Kildare as part of the recent allocation of senior Gardai.

“This announcement is a great boost to Co. Kildare and Kildare South in particular with […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Athy, Castledermot, Justice, Newbridge, Rathangan, Rural Issues|

Fine Gaels Proposals to support Rural Ireland – GE16

Today (Saturday) I joined An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD,  and Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney TD as they outlined Fine Gael’s proposals to support rural Ireland, as part of Fine Gael’s Long Term Economic Plan to keep the recovery going. Highlights include:

·          The roll out of the Regional Action Plan for Jobs to drive local job creation and […]

2016-02-14T18:53:44+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve Secures Coillte Agreement

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week welcomed confirmation that Ballitore Game and Wildlife Conservation Association (BGWCA) has concluded a deal with Coillte for the future Management and Development of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve for Biodiversity Improvement.

“I am delighted that the future of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve has been secured […]