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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 […]

Over €2.7m Confirmed for Upgrade works to Athy’s Emily Square & Heritage Centre & €78k for Monasterevin Regeneration Works

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed confirmation yesterday (Thursday) from Minister Michael Ring of allocations in excess of €2.7m from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund under Project Ireland 2040 for projects in Athy and Monasterevin.

“€2,707,500 has been allocated towards the regeneration […]

February 15th, 2019|Athy, Rural Issues|

Athy’s Southern Distributor Route moves to next Phase

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the news that Kildare County Council will be proceeding with the next phase of the Athy Southern Distributor Route on Wednesday, 23rd of January which will involve an Advance Works contract.

Deputy Heydon said: “This is another significant step […]

January 18th, 2019|Athy|

Planning Permission Granted for Athy Primary Care Centre

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Kildare County Council this morning that planning permission has been granted for the new Athy Primary Care centre.  The primary care centre is to be constructed at the site of the former shirt factory on the Dublin Road.

“I am delighted that planning permission has […]

October 3rd, 2018|Athy, Health|

HEYDON congratulates Kildare Tidy Towns Groups

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has extended his congratulations to local Tidy Towns Groups who took part in this year’s competition.

Commenting on their achievements, Heydon said: “For the last sixty years the Tidy Towns competition has brought enormous improvements to our local towns, villages and rural […]

Athy’s Ring Road Moves to Next Phase

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Transport that they have given approval to Kildare County Council to issue Notices to Treat in relation to the development of the Southern Distributor Route. Kildare County Council have also confirmed to Deputy Heydon that all Notices to Treat were issued […]

August 13th, 2018|Athy|

Significant Progress on Kildare School Extensions

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of significant  progress on secondary school extensions in Kildare South from the Department of Education.

“Cross and Passion College Kilcullen and Patrician Post Primary School Newbridge have both been issued with schedules of accommodation from the Department of Education which sets out in detail the level of […]

Inspiring new Community Library Highlights Significant Investment in Athy

Athy’s fantastic new Community library is an example of the ongoing Government Investment in Athy, according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.  Set in the unique surroundings of the former Dominican church, the new library was officially opened by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring today.

“This €3.75m project jointly funded by Government and […]