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Road Tax for HGVs to be Addressed

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that road tax for HGVs over 12 tonnes will be reduced in next year’s Budget. Minister Noonan was speaking this week following a meeting he attended with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and […]

2016-10-23T07:20:13+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Business, Press Release, Rural Issues, Transport|

Time to get ready for Winter?

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, is urging people across Kildare South to make sure they are ready for any severe weather that may lie ahead in the coming months. Deputy Heydon was speaking today (Thursday) as the Government launched its Winter Ready Campaign. The launch coincided with a meeting of the Government […]

2016-10-23T07:20:13+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Press Release, Transport|

Great Day for Kildare as Road Upgrades get Green Light

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) said the granting of planning permission by An Bord Pleanala for the Osberstown Interchange, the Sallins By Pass and the N7 road widening project is a great development for the County.

“The upgrade works will make life significantly easier for Kildare residents who commute to […]

2016-10-23T07:20:15+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Press Release, Transport|

Council Timelines Sought on Southern Distributor Route

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) confirmed that he has written to Kildare County Council to seek clarity on their proposed timelines for progression and completion of the Southern Distributor Route around Athy. This follows confirmation of funding for the project from the Department of Public Enterprise in conjunction with […]

2016-10-23T07:20:15+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Athy, Press Release, Transport|

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|

PQ re Rural Transport Programme

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on the roll out of the revised rural transport programme; the timelines that are envisaged for its completed restructuring and integration; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Martin Heydon.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th July, […]

2016-10-23T07:20:17+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Parliamentary Questions, Rural Issues, Transport|

Policy on Service Areas for National Road Network

Discussing the changes to National Policy regarding Service Areas on the National Road Network in the Dail with Minister Leo Varadkar.

Submissions on the NRA new draft policy can be made until 5pm on Monday next 23rd June.  Full details are available here

http://www.nra.ie/press-releases/nra-service-areas-on-the-/index.xml

The NRA is […]

Heydon questions draft NRA Service Area Policy

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) raised questions in the Dáil about the Service Area Policy of the National Roads Authority (NRA), questioning why it is taking a state led approach to the provision of online service areas, which are the service stations directly accessible from motorways.