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Rural Issues

Project Ireland 2040 will deliver real investment and proper planning for Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Fine Gael Chairman Martin Heydon has said Project Ireland 2040 will bring real investment to Kildare which will support families and strengthen communities.

Speaking about Project 2040 which was launched by Government today (Friday), Deputy Heydon said:

“This is our plan for the future of Ireland. For the first time in […]

Brexit Public Meeting hears of Importance of our Relationships in Europe

Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has said that our relationships in Europe will continue to be critical as we head into phase 2 of the negotiations. He was speaking following a public meeting on Brexit held in the The Heritage Killenard which was address by a panel […]

Minister Simon Coveney to address Public Meeting on Brexit

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South & Laois and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, is inviting all those with an interest in the challenges facing us from Brexit to a public meeting he is hosting in the The Heritage Killenard on Thursday 1st February. The meeting will be addressed by Minister for Foreign […]

Proposals to address Pension Anomaly is important Recognition of the contribution of Women in Caring Roles

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that proposals announced to address anomalies in our pension system affecting many women who took time out from their careers to care for children or family members is due recognition of that important work.  The proposals were approved by cabinet this morning and confirmed by Minister […]

New Apprenticeships include Stud Farm Management

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement of a Stud Farm Management Apprenticeship through Teagasc.

“This apprenticeship is one of 26 new national apprenticeships ranging from Horticulture to Healthcare which have been approved as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in […]

€2.3m for Enhanced Seniors Alert Scheme will help more Kildare Seniors get Assistance

An allocation of €2.3m for the renewed Seniors Alert Scheme from the Department of Rural and Community Development will allow even more Kildare senior residents to benefit from a personal alarm. The new scheme comes into effect on November 1st.

Deputy Martin Heydon said: “559 senior citizens in Kildare have received personal alarms in the last […]

Funding for CCTV & Text Alert Groups in Rural Communities to Fight Crime


Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the confirmation by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan of additional funding towards Community CCTV schemes and Text alert groups.  The Minister confirmed the amounts at the Ploughing last week.

“As a member of Kildare’s Joint Policing Committee sub-committee working on a new policy for CCTV schemes in the […]