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Questions to the Minister for Finance

On Wednesday at the Budgetary Oversight Committee I had the opportunity to question the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform on the Summer Economic Statement. I raised the issues of Brexit, Ireland’s Gross Debt, Construction Productivity and Public Sector Pay.

July 5th, 2019|Updates|

Men’s Sheds in Kildare encouraged to apply for funding

Men’s sheds in Kildare have been encouraged to apply for a new round of funding by Fine Gael TD and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon.

A total of €500,000 has been allocated by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring to continue to support the work of Men’s Sheds groups […]

June 7th, 2019|Updates|

30 extra SNAs for Kildare for September

An additional 30 SNAs will be allocated to Kildare primary and post primary schools in September, according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon.

This will bring the total number of SNAs to 667 locally, with 420 in primary schools, 137 in post primary and 109 in special schools around Co. Kildare.

Deputy Martin Heydon said: […]

May 31st, 2019|Updates|

€104,000 funding for Kildare projects under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019

€104,000 in funding has been allocated for Kildare County projects under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019, according to Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party.
A total of 478 heritage projects across every county in the country will benefit from a combined €4.3m […]

April 5th, 2019|Updates|

First Reviews for those on Reduced Contributory Pensions Now Being Processed

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has received confirmation from Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty that the first reviews of reduced contributory pensions have been processed this week. The Minister was replying to a parliamentary question on the progress of […]

Construction costs rising for State due to recovery

Major State projects are facing higher construction costs as they are in direct competition with growing private sector infrastructure spending, a Fine Gael TD has warned.

Deputy Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, said he was alerted by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, that future capital project decisions will have to take account of whether […]

February 15th, 2019|Updates|

Fine Gael Select 3 Candidates for Newbridge Area

At a selection Convention held last night (Thursday) at the Keadeen Hotel, Kildare South Fine Gael selected three candidates to contest the Local Elections 2019 in the Newbridge electoral area incorporating Kilcullen and Caragh.

The candidates selected are Tom Dempsey and Peggy O’Dwyer both from Newbridge and Tracey O’Dwyer from Brannockstown, Kilcullen.

Speaking at the convention, Deputy […]

February 15th, 2019|Updates|