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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that his proposal to Minister for Transport Shane Ross to extend certain rural transport bus routes to run at later times over weekends would include existing and popular routes from Newbridge to Athy in Kildare and Portarlington to Emo in Co. Laois.
“As Chairman of the Fine […]
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 […]
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 […]
As part of the review of the 2006 Wind Energy Planning Guidelines, Ministers Simon Coveney and Denis Naughton recently announced details of their preferred draft approach which is set out in full below. It is anticipated these new draft guidelines
The key aspects of the proposed approach are:
§ the application of a more stringent noise limit, […]
Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has been informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, that her Department has announced a grant-aid scheme to assist community groups with establishing community-based CCTV systems.
“Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to […]
Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister with responsibility for Rural and Regional Affairs Heather Humphreys of €20m in funding for a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017.
“The €20m fund will allow towns and villages around Kildare to apply through Kildare County […]