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Minister for Housing Visits Dominican Site in Athy to see Progress

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon recently welcomed Housing Minister Simon Coveney to Athy to get an update on progress of the re-development of the site of the former Dominicans in Athy.

“I was delighted that the Minister for Housing Simon Coveney accepted my invitation to visit the site to see and hear at first hand […]

2016-10-28T12:56:34+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Athy, Environment, Housing, Kildare County Council, Press Release|

Increased Roll out of Rural Broadband in South Kildare welcome

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has today (Friday) welcomed the expansion of the roll out of high speed broadband in South Kildare announced by Imagine.

“Having engaged with senior management in private sector providers, I am delighted that Imagine have taken up my request to increase their investment in provision of high speed broadband […]

2016-10-07T19:14:04+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Athy, Broadband, Rathangan, Suncroft|

9 Newly Appointed Garda Sergeants for Co. Kildare

6 Expected to be based in South Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the decision of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to appoint 9 newly appointed sergeants to Co. Kildare as part of the recent allocation of senior Gardai.

“This announcement is a great boost to Co. Kildare and Kildare South in particular with […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Athy, Castledermot, Justice, Newbridge, Rathangan, Rural Issues|

Draft Athy & Newbridge Control of Horses Byelaws 2016 – Have your say!

Kildare County Council are currently seeking submissions and observations on the draft control of Horses Byelaws for Athy & Newbridge.

Details can be viewed online at http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Environment/VeterinaryServices/ControlofHorses/

Written submissions and observations may be made to the Senior Executive Officer, Environment Section, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Naas, County Kildare or by email to environ@kildarecoco.ie (clearly […]

2016-04-08T14:36:15+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Athy, Kildare County Council, Newbridge, Press Release|

Preferred Route for Athy Ring Road Chosen

The preferred route for the Athy Southern Distributor Route was unveiled today (Thursday) as part of an ongoing public consultation process which remains open until March 4th.

The C2 route that was announced today thankfully bypasses Athy RFC pitches and the Showgrounds after a significant number of submissions were received.

The process now continues with Kildare County […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Athy, Press Release, Transport|

€1.65m for Development of Athy Library

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Friends of Athy Heritage Centre Museum,  has welcomed the announcement of €1.65m funding for the development of  library services for Athy, allocated by the Department of the Environment. This is part of a €22 million investment by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in some 16 […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Athy, Heritage, Press Release|

New Garda Youth Diversion Programme for Athy

“A new Garda Youth Diversion Programme in Athy will help to prevent and reduce crime among youths”, says Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon.

“The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that a new Garda Youth Diversion Project (GYDP) will commence operations in Athy. This is one of seven new GYDPs which will […]

2016-10-23T07:20:01+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Athy, Justice, Rural Issues|

Legislation Passed to Reduce Bankruptcy Period to 1 Year

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Dail this week by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to reduce the period of Bankruptcy to one year.  The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to modernize and streamline the bankruptcy procedure passed all stages of […]

Submission on Public Consultation for Southern Distributor Route Athy

Below is a copy of my submission made to Kildare County Council Roads Department today in the route selection for the Southern Distrubutor Route for Athy.

A relief ring road for Athy is absolutely essential for the towns residents and businesses alike. The return on the capital investment is clearly proven by the very high cost […]

2016-10-23T07:20:02+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Athy, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Transport|