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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 […]

Southern Distributor Route A Necessity

Ministers Howlin and Varadkar told of desperate need for Ring Road

“I have had a number of meetings with Minister Varadkar, most recently with representatives from Athy Business Alliance and with some Athy based Hauliers where the need for the Southern Distributor Route was highlighted again.”

“At the meeting held last night, Minister for Public […]

December 13th, 2013|Athy, Press Release, Transport|

Restructuring of Rural Transport Scheme

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the proposals to restructure the National Rural Transport Programme announced by Minister of State Alan Kelly this week.  The proposals will see 18 Transport Co-ordination Units set up to replace the existing 35 Rural Transport Programme groups.

“While we have enjoyed excellent services in Kildare, […]

Athy Southern Distributor Route a Priority

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has this week confirmed his full support for the delivery of the long awaited Southern Distributor Route for Athy. Speaking at a special meeting of TDs, Councillors and Council Officials in Athy on Friday to discuss the project, Deputy Heydon confirmed that discussions are ongoing within Government to […]

Kildare TDs hear Concerns re Rural Transport

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon yesterday (Wednesday) chaired a meeting in Leinster House of all Kildare TDs with representatives of South Kildare Community Transport and Offaly and Kildare Community Transport Ltd to hear their concerns about the future of the rural transport programme.

“There was a united voice in support of the valuable work […]