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Plans progressing on Kildare’s Barrow Blueway

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that plans are progressing for the Barrow Blueway from Lowtown outside Robertstown through Rathangan and Monasterevin to Athy with work due to commence on the project in Autumn 2020.

“In response to a parliamentary question Minister Josepha Madigan confirmed that her Department is in contact with Waterways Ireland regarding […]

Applications Open for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon is encouraging local groups and communities around Kildare to apply for funding under the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme which has opened this week.

A total of €15m has been allocated to this year’s scheme, which is one element of a €30 million package of integrated supports announced by Minister […]

Statement re Funding for Athy’s Food HUB

Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South, and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, has said that he is extremely disappointed that the application for funding under the REDF for a new Food and Drinks hub in Athy was not successful this time.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this project is badly needed […]

January 17th, 2020|Athy|

€4.875m in Government Funding for Redevelopment of GAA County Grounds St Conleths Park

Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South, and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, has today confirmed funding of €4.875m for Kildare GAA towards the redevelopment of St Conleths Park, Newbridge under the Governments large scale sports infrastructural fund.
“Kildare GAA have very exciting plans for the redevelopment of our County grounds in Newbridge which I […]

January 10th, 2020|Newbridge, Sport|

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|

Minister in Favour of Progressing Kildare section of Blueway

In response to my motion seeking progress on the Kildare section of the Barrow Blueway in the Dail, Minister Josepha Madigan agreed that proceeding with the Kildare section of the project was the best option for Waterways Ireland. This is really positive news for this route from Lowtown, Robertstown through Rathangan, Monasterevin and Athy […]

€30m Investment in Newbridge Interceptor will allow more growth in Newbridge

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has officiated at the ceremony to mark the start of the contract for the long awaited interceptor sewer which will connect Newbridge to the Osberstown Wastewater treatment plant. Once this project is completed it will facilitate increased flow to the existing Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant adn support […]