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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 […]

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 […]

New Garda Youth Diversion Programme for Athy

“A new Garda Youth Diversion Programme in Athy will help to prevent and reduce crime among youths”, says Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon.

“The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that a new Garda Youth Diversion Project (GYDP) will commence operations in Athy. This is one of seven new GYDPs which will […]

January 8th, 2016|Athy, Justice, Rural Issues|

Heydon seeks Clarification on Progress of Commercial Broadband Providers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has this week sought clarification from Minister for Communications and Energy Alex White of the progress being made by private broadband operators Eir and ESB in rolling out high fibre broadband to regional towns and villages and rural areas around the Country.  Deputy Heydon was speaking in […]

UPDATE ON PROGRESS OF CASTLEDERMOT PLAYGROUND

IN CONJUNCTION WITH CLLR IVAN KEATLEY

I am writing to advise you on progress and the status of the proposal within Kildare County Council to build a playground in Castledermot.

It has been confirmed to us that Kildare County Council intend to go to tender for proposals to design and build the playground either before Christmas or […]

Kildare farmers will benefit from relaxation of farm inspections

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has said that farmers across Kildare will benefit from a relaxation of farm inspections announced today (Monday) by the European Commission.

“A new package of implementation measures has been announced by the European Commission which […]

No Imminent Risk to Local Bus Route as Heydon calls for Increased Promotion

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has said there is no imminent risk to the continuation of the Local Bus route from Carlow to Naas which serves Castledermot and Kilcullen as well as Moone, Ballitore, Crookstown and Kilgowan.

“I spoke to Anne Graham of the NTA yesterday after stories had emerged that the service […]

Minister Coveney Confirms Curragh Forum as part of Redevelopment Announcement

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gaels internal committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs has said that confirmation of a €65m redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse is a huge boost for the entire Kildare region as well as being a vote of confidence for the critically important racing and […]

600 new Gardaí as Budget 2016 confirms Govt commitment to tackling crime

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairperson of Fine Gaels rural affairs committee, Martin Heydon, has said that the announcement of 600 new Gardaí in Budget 2016 highlights the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for An Garda Síochána.

“Budget 2016 announced the recruitment of an additional 600 Gardaí in addition to the 550 who have […]