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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|