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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 […]

2016-01-13T17:33:41+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

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 […]

Measures for young farmers in Budget 2016 protect Irish agriculture for the future

€109 million budget increase for agri-food sector
“Young farmers are going to benefit from Budget 2016, which is good news for the future of Ireland’s agri-food sector”, says Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chair of the Party’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon.

“The agri-food budget is seeing a €109 million increase in […]

2016-01-13T17:36:40+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Agriculture, Finance, Press Release, Rural Issues|

No Overhead Pylons for Gridlink Route – Independent Expert Group Issues its Report

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today welcomed the report of the Independent Expert Panel appointed by Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources Alex White to review the options being considered for the Gridlink route by Eirgrid.

“The Independent Expert Group have confirmed that there is no need for further analysis of the […]

Continued support for farmers expected in Budget 2016

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Agriculture Committee, Martin Heydon, has said that he expects Budget 2016 to confirm the Government’s continued support of farmers.

“In the past three Budgets this Government has made great progress in providing supports for farmers, particularly by supporting young farmers and the transfer […]

2016-10-23T07:20:05+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|