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€600k Surface Water Scheme to Address Flooding issues on Langton Road, The Oaks & Acorn Downs, Newbridge

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Kildare County Council that works are to progress in August on a new Langton Road Surface Water Scheme in Newbridge at an estimated cost of €600,000.


“This extensive new scheme will address flooding and sewage issues which have affected residents in The Oaks, Acorn Downs […]

August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Public Consultation launched on Gift Voucher Fees

A public consultation to examine gift voucher fees has been launched, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said.


The Government has agreed to enact new legislation for a minimum lifespan of five years for gift vouchers.


Under the new proposals the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, will have power to make regulations to set […]

August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fair deal scheme changes will benefit older people in Kildare

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, says changes to the treatment of farms and businesses under the Fair Deal Scheme is a great development for older people and their families.


Fair Deal, is a scheme under which the cost of nursing home care is managed through the HSE […]

July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Major investment in sport in Kildare over the next decade

Participation in sport and physical activity across Kildare is set to vastly increase across all age groups, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said.


Deputy Heydon said for the next decade, the Government has set ambitious targets, as part of the National Sports Policy 2018 -2027, which will greatly benefit communities across Kildare including:


  • Sharing of […]
July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

€50,373 Funding to Expand Kildare’s MOJO Project for Younger Men

MOJO, a Kildare organisation supported by Co. Kildare Leader which supports programmes for young men in distress will receive funding of €50,373 to expand its programmes for men in the 18-24 age category according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

The funding was confirmed by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone this […]

June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Boundary Committee Report on Local Electoral Areas

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has expressed disappointment at some aspects of the Report from the Boundary Committee on the Kildare Local Electoral Areas which does not allow for consistency for residents of Kilcullen, Monasterevin, Caragh and Allenwood. The next Local Elections are due to take place in May 2019.

“The Boundary Committee’s Report […]

June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

€40 million Secured for new round of Sports Capital Funding

Some €40 million will be made available for the new 2018 Sports Capital Programme, a Fine Gael TD has said.

Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party and Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has received confirmation from Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Brendan Griffin that formal sanction has been received from the Department of […]

June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Kildare Youth Projects Highlighted to Minister for Funding

Funding Applications for key projects such as MOJO, the Strengthening Families Programme, Kilcullen Community Childcare and education supports for early Kildare school leavers were highlighted with Minister Katherine Zappone in the Dail this week by Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

“I reiterated to Minister Zappone the need for Kildare Youth Services to play catch […]

June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|