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€1,156,960 in Additional Government Funding Confirmed for St Conleths Park Redevelopment

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of an additional allocation of €1,156,960 in funding from the Governments Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund towards the ongoing redevelopment of St. Conleths Park in Newbridge. This funding is in addition to €4,875,000 that was preciously allocated from the fund to allow […]

December 6th, 2023|Newbridge, Sport|

€50,000 Allocated for walking tracks at 2 Kildare GAA Clubs

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon, has welcomed the allocation of €50,000 for the development of walking tracks at two Kildare GAA Clubs. Castlemitchell GAA and Suncroft GAA have each been awarded €25,000, from the Healthy Ireland GAA Walking Tracks initiative which was confirmed today by the Minister for Public Health, […]

October 26th, 2023|Sport, Suncroft, Updates|

Sports Capital and Equipment Programme to Benefit Kildare Clubs and Organisations

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP), the primary vehicle of the Government for supporting sports clubs and communities in developing sports infrastructure nationwide, is set to open for new applications on 17 July. Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon confirmed increased funding opportunities and a renewed focus on climate action and gender equality.


Minister […]

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 […]