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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|

Continued Funding for Athy Ring Road as Part Government Allocation for Kildare Roads

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today said that an allocation of €1m for the Athy Southern Distributor Route is sign of Government Commitment to this important project.  The announcement was made today by Minister for Transport Shane Ross as he confirmed an allocation of €18.9m for Kildare Roads.

“I am delighted that €1m […]

2017-01-30T12:54:10+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Constituency Submission seeks return of Kildare Areas from Laois

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has made a submission to the Commission reviewing Constituency Boundaries for the purposes of Dail elections seeking a return of the 6 electoral divisions of Kildare South which were moved to the Laois Constituency.

“Following the last Dail Boundary review in 2012 the voting districts of  Monasterevin, Churchtown, Kildangan, […]

2017-01-16T18:13:10+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

Athy’s Southern Distributor Route Discussed in the Dail

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has recently raised progress on Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in the Dail with Minister for Transport Shane Ross to ensure his Department process all necessary approvals as quickly as possible to allow for continued progress on the project.

“The Minister confirmed that KCC has been liaising actively with his […]

2016-12-12T11:34:55+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Athy, Press Release, Transport|