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Athy’s Southern Distributor Route Moves a Step Closer as Sod Turned to mark Start of Works on Site – HEYDON

Today marks another milestone in progress on Athy’s Southern Distributor Route as Kildare County Council marked the official start of works on site with a sod turning event according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“It was an honour to take part in the official sod turning event today with my colleague Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton representing […]

€26.6m in Funding for Kildare Roads includes €8.8m to progress Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2022 – HEYDON

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Minister Martin Heydon, has welcomed funding of €8.8m for Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2022 as part of Kildare’s allocation of €26.6m for Local and Regional Roads for 2022.

“The funding is part of an overall allocation of €26.66m towards the improvement and rehabilitation of Kildare’s local and regional […]

Departmental Approval Issued for Repairs of Caragh Bridge – HEYDON

The Department of Heritage have confirmed that approval has been issued to Kildare County Council today to proceed with repair works on Caragh Bridge according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“Following my representations to Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan, I have received confirmation that approval has been issued to Kildare County Council […]

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 […]

€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 […]

Launch of Part 8 Planning Process for Kilcullen Square Redevelopment Confirmed – HEYDON

The long awaited Part 8 Planning Process for the redevelopment of the Square in Kilcullen will be launched for Public Consultation by the end of November according to Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South.

“Having been involved in this project from the start when we secured €200,000 Government funding from the Town and Village Renewal […]

Proposed New NTA Bus Routes for Kildare communities offer increased links to larger towns and cities– HEYDON

The National Transport Authority’s Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan launched this week proposes a number of new and expanded bus routes that will increase transport options for many citizens living in rural towns and villages in Kildare according to Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon.

“Many of the proposals for Kildare are routes that I have consistently […]

Positive Announcements for Younger Kildare Citizens as part of Budget 2022 – HEYDON

Budget 2022 which was unveiled this week contained a number of measures that will assist Kildare’s younger residents from a 50% cut in public transport costs for those aged 19-23 to an  increase in the SUSI Maintenance Grant and changes to the distance  to qualify for the higher non adjacent grant according to Fine Gael […]

Opportunity for young people to apply for one of 60,000 free EU rail travel passes – HEYDON

Young Irish citizens should apply to the European Commission’s DiscoverEU Initiative, which will supply tens of thousands of young Europeans with free rail travel passes around the European Union next year, Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

Minister Heydon made his comments as applications opened for the initiative this week.

“DiscoverEU offers young Europeans […]

Flexibility Sought for Kildare Commuters to Match new Blended Work Arrangements – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon is seeking more flexibility in commuter bus and rail tickets to match new blended work arrangements as many Kildare commuters return to the office under more flexible working arrangements.

Minister Heydon said: “As many Kildare commuters have now returned to work under more flexible working arrangements, we […]