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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 […]

Statement re Funding for Athy’s Food HUB

Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South, and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, has said that he is extremely disappointed that the application for funding under the REDF for a new Food and Drinks hub in Athy was not successful this time.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this project is badly needed […]

January 17th, 2020|Athy|

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|