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Time to support Local broadcasters by waiving levy

It is time to support local broadcasters in Kildare and surrounding areas by waiving or significantly reducing the broadcast levy, Fine Gael Minister and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said.


Minister Heydon said, “The broadcast levy covers the operating costs of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The establishment of the Future of Media Commission, […]

5 Kildare Sports Clubs Receive €308k in Sports Capital Appeals – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon has congratulated 5 Kildare Sports Clubs who have been successful in their appeals for Sports Capital Grants as the results of the 2020 round appeals process was confirmed this morning.

“It can be very disappointing for a club and its officials to be excluded from the list of successful applications when Sports Capital […]

€5.4m in Sports Capital Funding for 79 Kildare Clubs and Sporting Organisations – HEYDON

€5.4m in Sports Capital Grants has been confirmed for 79 Sporting Clubs and organisations around County Kildare according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“I am delighted for the 79 Kildare clubs and sporting organisations who have received confirmation today of the award of Sports Capital Grants totaling just over €5.4m. It […]

Kildare County Council receives funding of €13.67m for walking and cycling infrastructure projects – HEYDON

Commuters and nature enthusiasts alike will benefit from funding of €13.67m allocated to Kildare County Council for walking and cycling projects in Co. Kildare according to Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said the funding confirmed today from the National Transport Authority will deliver high quality upgrades to walking and cycling infrastructure, making […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes Funding Boost of €127,750 for Sport in County Kildare

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South welcomed the announcement this week by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jack Chambers T.D, together with Sport Ireland that a total of €127,750 in funding for the sport sector under two separate […]

€132,390 Confirmed for Outdoor Recreation Projects in Monasterevin and Old Kilcullen – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of funding of €132,390 for 2 South Kildare outdoor projects in Kilcullen and Monasterevin.

“€15.5m in investment for outdoor infrastructure nationwide announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys this morning under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) includes two important Kildare South projects.

“€87,390 has been awarded […]

Indoor sports and competitions to be allowed take place for all under 18s – HEYDON

A change will be made to Sport Ireland guidance so that all games and competitions for indoor sports can now take place for young people under 18, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said, “Government yesterday addressed the issues raised by recent confusion over Sport Ireland guidance […]

Investment of €115k to Support Kildare Sports Partnership Projects – HEYDON

€43,680 for Monasterevin Sports Hub and €21,955 for Athy Sports Hub


Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcomed funding of over €115k from the Dormant Accounts Fund to Kildare Sports Partnership for key sports activities and training in Kildare.

“The announcement of funding in excess of €115,000 for a […]

€40m Sports Capital & Equipment Grant Fund Opens

Minister of State and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has confirmed that €40 million is being made available in 2021 under a new round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) confirmed today. 

“The SCEP is the Government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sports […]

November 30th, 2020|Press Release, Sport|