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Minister Martin Heydon welcomes €500k Devolved Capital Funding for Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed funding of €507,500 to Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB).

“My colleague Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris has today confirmed funding in further education capital grants for the country’s 16 Education and Training Boards […]

Minister Martin Heydon welcomes €1.3m for Athy’s Shackleton Museum

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed the announcement by Chief Executive of Kildare County Council at the recent Athy Heritage Museum AGM.

Cllr. Ivan Keatley a director of the Athy Heritage Museum said “This commitment of funding will ensure that this really exciting project will be funded through to completion.”

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Final Hurdle for Athy Road Cleared

Minister of State and Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the final hurdle for progression of Athy’s Southern Distributor has now been cleared following his recent discussions with Minister Eamon Ryan.

“Following detailed engagement with Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in recent weeks, I am delighted that he has confirmed to me today that he […]

Kildare projects got funding of €70,234 under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020

Kildare County projects received total funding of €70,234 under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, announced that €7 million was made available to over 3,000 projects nationally through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme […]

The official opening of an extension to the Peter McVerry Trust family services in Athy

I was delighted to participate in the official opening of an extension to the Peter McVerry Trust family services in Athy today.

The new family housing units are in the former Dominican hall, beside the old priory and will allow more families transition to short term accommodation before Christmas.

The extension of Peter McVerry family services is […]

Additional Secondary School Places across Kildare South a Priority

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon, has said that delivery of additional secondary school places across Kildare South is a priority for him as he works with local schools, parents and the Department of Education to address capacity pressure in this area. 

“There is significant demand for […]

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 […]