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Delay in Defence Troops Return Causes Huge Upset

Minister confirms compensation measures


Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the delay in the rotation of Defence Force troops, following their mission in Syria, has caused huge upset and distress for the serving soldiers and their families.


“I was shocked to hear of this development on Tuesday as families of members […]

October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Department of Education School Review to be Completed in October

Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has again raised the need for a new secondary school in Kildare South in a meeting with Education Minister Richard Bruton last week.

“On his visit to Kildare last June the Minister confirmed that the need for new secondary school places in Kildare South was again under review.

“The Department have advised […]

October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Heydon welcomes Public Sector Deal on New Entrant Pay

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the outcome of negotiations between the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on improvements to new entrant pay announced this week.

“This announcement is progress for all groups of public servants who have […]

September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Government confirms progress in review of Contributory Pensions

The Government has confirmed today that progress has been made in the review of those in receipt of reduced Contributory Pensions, a Fine Gael TD has said.

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon said: “I am delighted that Minister Regina Doherty confirmed today that letters to 67,000 contributory pension recipients will start to issue in […]

September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

€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|