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Minister Varadkar visits Allen CE Scheme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon this week welcomed Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar as he visited the Allen Area Community Employment Project as part of his visit to Kildare for the Fine Gael think in.

“I was delighted that Minister Varadkar was able to accept my invitation to visit the Allen area last […]

2016-10-23T07:19:57+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Press Release, Social Protection|

Paid Paternity Leave to Apply for Babies born after Sept 1st


Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) reminded prospective parents that new provision for paternity benefit will commence in respect of children born or adopted from today September 1st.”

“Paternity Benefit can now be claimed in respect of children born after September 1st. It will be paid at a rate of €230 a […]

2016-09-01T17:07:11+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Children & Youth Affairs, Press Release, Social Protection|

Higher Rent Supplement limits in Kildare will help with rising rents

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has welcomed the news that higher Rent Supplement limits are being introduced in Kildare to help with rising rents

“Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon Coveney have confirmed today that Cabinet has agreed to increase rent limits under the […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Housing, Press Release, Social Protection|

Commitment to Free Travel Scheme Confirmed

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) highlighted the Government’s commitment to the Free Travel Scheme for older people which was included in the Governments statement of priorities for 2014-16, published last week. He was speaking following the decision this week by Age Action Ireland to wind down its campaign in […]

2016-10-23T07:20:15+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Press Release, Rural Issues, Social Protection, Transport|