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Community Groups should prepare Applications for New Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister with responsibility for Rural and Regional Affairs Heather Humphreys of €20m in funding for a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017.

“The €20m fund will allow towns and villages around Kildare to apply through Kildare County […]

Southern Distributor Route Read to Proceed to Planning

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the Department of Transport have confirmed to him that they have approved the business case submitted for the Ring Road for Athy.  This now leaves the way clear for Kildare County Council to apply to An Bord Pleanala for planning permission.
“This is a major milestone for this […]

2017-04-14T09:41:37+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Athy, Transport|

Minister Humphreys Visits Athy to see Potential of Exciting New Projects

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he was delighted to welcome Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys to Athy on Monday where she visited many sites with potential to improve the economic and tourist attraction of the town.

“The Minister was impressed with the work ongoing at […]

2017-03-13T11:58:41+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Athy, Heritage, Press Release|

Minister Visits Riverbank Theatre

“I was delighted to welcome Minister Heather Humphries to Newbridge yesterday and in particular to visit the Riverbank Theatre following an allocation from her Department of €1m under the Creative Ireland scheme to fund a redevelopment of the theatre as one of 7 flagship projects around the Country.

The Minister had told me that she was […]

2017-03-13T12:28:57+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Heritage, Newbridge|

€1m Funding will Enhance Facilities and Infrastructure at Riverbank Arts Centre

Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon for Kildare South has today (Monday) said that funding of €1m for the Riverbanks Arts Centre in Newbridge will be a game changer for the arts centre and allow it to expand its facilities in Newbridge. The funding was confirmed by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht […]

2017-02-13T11:30:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Heritage, Newbridge, Press Release|

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Educate Together & KWETB to discuss Possible Partnership at Second Level in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has described as positive, the confirmation from Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and Educate Together have agreed to start discussions in relation to a possible partnership for Educate Together provision at second level in the Newbridge area.  The confirmation came […]

2017-01-30T12:49:04+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Education, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Continued Funding for Athy Ring Road as Part Government Allocation for Kildare Roads

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today said that an allocation of €1m for the Athy Southern Distributor Route is sign of Government Commitment to this important project.  The announcement was made today by Minister for Transport Shane Ross as he confirmed an allocation of €18.9m for Kildare Roads.

“I am delighted that €1m […]

2017-01-30T12:54:10+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Constituency Submission seeks return of Kildare Areas from Laois

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has made a submission to the Commission reviewing Constituency Boundaries for the purposes of Dail elections seeking a return of the 6 electoral divisions of Kildare South which were moved to the Laois Constituency.

“Following the last Dail Boundary review in 2012 the voting districts of  Monasterevin, Churchtown, Kildangan, […]

2017-01-16T18:13:10+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|