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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|

Defence Minister Confirms Feasibility Study for Curragh Peace & Leadership Forum

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed progress on a proposed Peace and Leadership Forum on the Curragh.  Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Keogh confirmed in a parliamentary question response that it has been decided to progress to conduct a feasibility study on the proposal.

“In response to my parliamentary question, Minister Paul […]

2017-05-29T10:29:52+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Army, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Work Progressing on Athys new Library

Work has now commenced on the new Athy Community Library inside the former Dominicans church and is due to be completed before the end of this year.

Minister Damien English, who has responsibility for Libraries within his department recently travelled to Athy to witness the start of the works and get a tour of the site.

The […]

2017-05-17T20:06:51+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

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|