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Kildare Town to receive funding under Fáilte Ireland Destination Towns Scheme

Kildare Town is set to receive a major funding boost under a major new Fáilte Ireland initiative, Martin Heydon, Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party has said.

The funding has been allocated through the Local Authorities as part of the €15.5million ‘Destination Towns’ initiative launched earlier this year by the National […]

December 12th, 2019|Updates|

Dail Debate on Pensions for CE Supervisors

I got the opportunity on Wednesday 4th December to raise the concerns of CE Supervisors in the Dail with Minister for Social Protection. I have been raising this issue for some time both with Minister Doherty and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe.

Minister Regina Doherty has been engaging with Unions representing CE Supervisors in […]

December 6th, 2019|Updates|

HEYDON calls for National Register for Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Applications

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, is seeking a national register of applications for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme. Speaking during parliamentary questions to Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, Deputy Heydon raised the issue of people applying to multiple Councils for […]

November 8th, 2019|Updates|

€312k for improvements to Kildare towns and villages

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed an allocation of €312,164 to 4 Kildare towns and villages under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme confirmed by Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring today.

“€100,000 has been allocated to projects in Prosperous and Kilcock with €92,164 for repairs to Kildangan Hall and €20,000 towards the […]

October 31st, 2019|Updates|

Bord na Mona Decarbonisation Plan good news for Kildare Workers

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed today’s announcement by Bord na Mona that over 200 jobs for employees transitioning from peat related activities will be created under the peatland rehabilitation programme. He was speaking following the announcement of Bord na Mona’s decarbonisation plans in Newbridge […]

October 18th, 2019|Updates|

KILDARE communities can be proud of their Tidy Towns achievements

HEYDON urges all communities to apply for next year’s funding

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon, has extended his congratulations to local Tidy Towns Groups who took part in this year’s competition.

Commenting on their achievements, Heydon said: “For over 60 years the Tidy Towns competition has brought enormous […]

October 1st, 2019|Updates|

HEYDON seeks extension of CCTV Grant Scheme

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has sought an extension to the grant funding scheme that is available for communities who wish to avail of a Community CCTV scheme. The scheme is due to close at the end of 2019.

“Since 2017, the Department of Justice has administered […]

September 27th, 2019|Updates|

Progress on the Barrow Blueway

In the Dáil this week I raised the progress of the Kildare section of the Barrow Blueway with Minister Josepha Madigan. The Minister agreed that proceeding with the Kildare section of the project was the best option for Waterways Ireland. Waterways Ireland has undertaken an economic appraisal of the development of the towpath, which concluded […]

September 20th, 2019|Athy, Monasterevin, Updates|