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Minister Heydon Welcomes Update on Newbridge Southern Relief Road & Second Bridge Crossing

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon said “the recent update from Kildare County Council that the Roads and Transportation Department in Kildare County Council has commenced the required work to progress the second bridge project to Part 8 is very welcome.”

Tender documents are currently being prepared for an Engineering Consultancy Service tender […]

HEYDON Welcomes Confirmation of Additional Temporary Driver Testers in County Kildare

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation he has received from the RSA that they are to temporarily increase the number of driver testers to expand the current location in Naas, County Kildare.

This follows representations by Minister Heydon to the RSA to highlight the long waiting lists in […]

HEYDON seeks Progress on Newbridge Second Bridge Project to make it Shovel Ready

Minister of State Martin Heydon, TD for Kildare South, has called on Kildare County Council to progress the design of a second bridge for Newbridge as well as progressing the project through the planning permission process.

“There was huge disappointment at the recent failure to secure funding under the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF) to deliver […]

HEYDON Welcomes Allocation of €270,000 to Kildare under the 2021 Local Improvement Scheme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon confirmed that €270,000 has been allocated for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities in County Kildare, as part of the Government’s ‘Our Rural Future’ project.

In a recent announcement from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, a total allocation […]

Minister Martin Heydon welcomes the Recommencement of Driving Tests and seeks Additional Driving Testers for Kildare Test Centres

Minister Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the recent Government announcement of the gradual reopening of some road safety services provided by the Road Safety Authority and the driving instruction industry from the 10 May 2021.


As part of the easing of restrictions the Government has confirmed that;


  • Essential Driver Training (EDT) sessions […]

Kildare County Council granted €7,730,000 for walking and cycling infrastructure

Funding of €7,730,000 has been allocated to Kildare County Council for walking and cycling facilities which will greatly benefit commuters and leisure seekers alike, Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said the funding from the National Transport Authority announced today will provide high quality facilities for cyclists and walkers across the country, which is particularly […]

Final Hurdle for Athy Road Cleared

Minister of State and Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the final hurdle for progression of Athy’s Southern Distributor has now been cleared following his recent discussions with Minister Eamon Ryan.

“Following detailed engagement with Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in recent weeks, I am delighted that he has confirmed to me today that he […]

Update Received on M7 Completion Timelines

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has received an update from SIAC Construction on their targeted handover dates for the current M7 works.
“Following a number of queries from frustrated commuting constituents I have been applying pressure to Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Minister Ross and […]