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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, […]

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

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.

Government Confirms Athy Southern Distributor Route

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Tuesday) described as monumental the decision by Government to proceed with the long awaited and much needed ring road around Athy, the Southern Distributor Route (SDR).

“Following repeated representations and lobbying funding has today been confirmed to commence and complete the Southern Distributor Route (SDR) for […]

Varadkar signs Statutory Instrument for derogation from Height Restrictions

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Agriculture Committee, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the signing of the statutory instrument for a derogation for fodder from Height Restrictions for trailers by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar.

Speaking at the signing Deputy Heydon said “This is an issue I first raised with […]

0% Travel Tax will further boost Tourism Numbers

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed confirmation of a key Programme for Government commitment to cut the Travel Tax to 0%. The reduction will become effective from tomorrow April 1st and has been welcomed by Airlines and Tourism leaders.

Deputy Heydon was speaking from the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting […]