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Submission on National Planning Framework 2040

Dear Sirs

I welcome the opportunity to make a submission on the Draft National Planning Framework 2040.

Representing the constituency of Kildare South which is very much within the commuter belt of Dublin but also has large areas of rural hinterland towns and villages, I am particularly interested in areas of the framework that will deal with […]

November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

€416k in Town and Village Scheme Funding for Kildare

Deputy Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of funding of €416,000 in town and village renewal funding for 5 towns and villages in Kildare.  The amounts were confirmed by Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring today.

“Projects submitted by groups from Narraghmore, Ballymore Eustace, Athy, Monasterevin and Ardclough were all successful today meaning projects generated in these towns […]

October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Have Your Say on Organ Donation Opt Out System

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the new public consultation process on a Human Tissue Bill which includes a proposal for an opt out system of organ donation is a welcome move that could bring this system closer.

“Minister Simon Harris this week opened the public consultation which runs until 9th October.   […]

September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

€45,000 funding for Kildare Organisation Sensational Kids Well Deserved

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed an allocation of €45,000 in funding for Kildare based organisation Sensational Kids. Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, announced a total national allocation of €1.648 million in funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund to 42 social enterprise projects across the country today.

“I am […]

June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Need for Improved Youth Services in Kildare

Today in the Dail I raised the need for improved youth services in Kildare including the need for a dedicated Youth Officer for the County.

Despite having one of the fastest growing populations in the Country and a higher than average youth population we are one of the few Counties that does not have its own […]

November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|