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National Transport Authority Confirm Extended Routes for Athy & Kilcullen

Following changes to the JJ Kavanagh timetables serving Athy and Kilcullen last May, I have been liaising with the National Transport Authority to seek to have additional services added to make up for the changes.

The National Transport Authority have now confirmed the following details for new or extended routes to commence from next Tuesday 8th August.

New Route […]

2017-08-02T16:36:13+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Athy, Kilcullen, Transport|

Enhanced Patrol System Needed for the Curragh Plains

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has called on the Minister for Defence to enhance the system of patrolling and monitoring of the Curragh Plains.  He was speaking following a meeting in the Department of Defence this week with the Minister and his officials.

“I believe the time is now right for a full review […]

2017-07-31T23:10:54+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

New Family Hub Opened at Dominicans site Athy

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to Athy this morning where he officially opened the new Family Hub to be run by Peter McVerry Trust.  The 7 family unit hub have been developed in the former priory on the old Dominican site.

“I am delighted to see these family […]

2017-07-31T10:12:30+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Athy, Housing, Press Release|

Meeting Housing Minister to Seek Publication of Fire Safety Report

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has met with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to push for publication of the “Framework for enhancing fire safety in dwellings where concerns arise” report commissioned following the fire in Millfield, Newbridge. The report includes a case study on Millfield as part of it.

“This meeting follows a number […]

2017-07-03T21:57:36+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Housing, Newbridge, Press Release|

Confirmation of Approval for Allenwood Schools Amalgamation

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of the amalgamation of the Allenwood Boys National School and Allenwood Girls National School which will become effective from 30th August.

“I had been working with both principals Carole Fenton and Patricia Keely to ensure a speedy decision on this amalgamation which was strongly worked for and […]

2017-06-27T08:31:47+00:00 June 27th, 2017|allenwood, Education, Press Release|

Clarification Sought on Changes to Kavanagh Bus Routes from Minister and NTA

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Monday) confirmed that he has written to the National Transport Authority and Minister for Transport Shane Ross to seek clarification on changes to a Dublin Clonmel Bus Route which will affect commuters in Athy and Kilcullen.

“I have been contacted by a number of constituents in both […]

2017-05-29T10:24:52+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Athy, Kilcullen, Press Release, Transport|

Progress by Irish Water on Newbridge Interceptor will support Newbridge Development

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Irish Water of progress on the long awaited new interceptor to connect Newbridge to the Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The new connection is badly needed to upgrade current systems and to allow for further development in Newbridge. There can be no new developments in […]

2017-05-29T10:27:14+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Newbridge, Press Release, Water|