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Commitment given to Athy’s Southern Distributor Route

On a visit to Athy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has today (Monday 13th November) reaffirmed the Government’s strong commitment to Athy’s Southern Distributor Route. He was speaking in Athy where he was invited to view progress on the road project by Fine Gael Party Chairman and local Kildare South TD Martin Heydon.

Speaking in Athy, The Taoiseach […]

November 13th, 2017|Athy, Transport|

Planning Secured for Athy Ring Road- HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that approval of planning permission for Athy’s long awaited Ring Road, the Southern Distributor Route is a key step in progress towards the road completion.

“Despite many years of discussion and planning for this crucial road project, there has never been planning permission granted for the route. […]

October 16th, 2017|Athy, Press Release|

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 10th, 2017|Athy, Transport|