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New Special School to be Provided in South Kildare to Cater to Students with Special Educational Needs

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation that a new special school is to be established in South Kildare next year to cater for Kildare students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), following an announcement from Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD and Minister for Education […]

December 6th, 2023|Education, Updates, Your Area|

New criminal offences and tougher sentences will ensure stronger, safer communities

The introduction of new criminal offences and changes to sentencing demonstrate Fine Gael’s commitment to keeping communities safe, Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said, “My colleague, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, has announced a range of new criminal offences, as well as tougher sentences for existing offences, under the […]

November 1st, 2023|Updates|

Historic Day for Athy as Long Awaited Ring Road Opens

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has hailed as ‘Historic’ the official opening of the Athy Distributor Road by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

Speaking on the day of the official opening Minister Heydon said “I am proud to have worked to progress this road project since I was first elected […]

October 31st, 2023|Updates|

€50,000 Allocated for walking tracks at 2 Kildare GAA Clubs

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon, has welcomed the allocation of €50,000 for the development of walking tracks at two Kildare GAA Clubs. Castlemitchell GAA and Suncroft GAA have each been awarded €25,000, from the Healthy Ireland GAA Walking Tracks initiative which was confirmed today by the Minister for Public Health, […]

October 26th, 2023|Sport, Suncroft, Updates|

Cllr Paddy Curran Co-Opted to Kildare County Council for Fine Gael

Cllr Paddy Curran has been co-opted as a member of Kildare County Council for the Kildare Electoral Area representing Fine Gael.  His appointment was confirmed at a meeting of Kildare County Council today and follows the resignation of Cllr Mark Stafford in July when he was appointed as County Registrar for Co. Louth.

Speaking following the […]

Additional capital funding of €170,000 for Further Education and Training in Kildare

Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed €170,000 for Kildare Wicklow ETB following an announcement of funding of €5.4 million in further education capital grants for Education and Training Boards (ETBs) by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD.


The new funding is in addition to €8 million […]

Planning Permission Granted for Important Second Bridge for Newbridge

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the granting of planning permission for the second bridge over the river liffey in Newbridge which is a critical piece of infrastructure for the town. He was speaking today (Monday) when Kildare County Council confirmed that it had granted planning permission for the much […]

September 11th, 2023|Updates|

HEYDON notes Constituency Review Report & Welcomes Protection of Kildare County Boundary

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has noted the contents of the Constituency Review Report of the Electoral Commission published this morning.  The report recommends an increase of 14 TD’s nationally with 4 new constituencies, while in Kildare, Kildare South remains a 4 seat constituency while Kildare North increases to a 5 […]

Sports Capital and Equipment Programme to Benefit Kildare Clubs and Organisations

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP), the primary vehicle of the Government for supporting sports clubs and communities in developing sports infrastructure nationwide, is set to open for new applications on 17 July. Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon confirmed increased funding opportunities and a renewed focus on climate action and gender equality.


Minister […]