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Statement on the Passing of Austin Currie – Heydon

I am deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Austin Currie, a hugely influential figure in Irish Politics, a Kildare South constituent and a friend.

A resident of Derrymullen, Kildare, in recent years Austin was an active member of Allen/Rathangan Fine Gael branch supporting and working with myself,  Cllr. Mark Stafford and Cllr Brendan Wyse.

A founding […]

Changes to CAO website includes apprenticeship opportunities for Kildare school leavers – HEYDON

Enhancements to the CAO website will include further education and apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers in County Kildare, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

The CAO website went live today at 12pm and for the first time the portal will include options across higher education, further education and training, […]

Proposed New NTA Bus Routes for Kildare communities offer increased links to larger towns and cities– HEYDON

The National Transport Authority’s Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan launched this week proposes a number of new and expanded bus routes that will increase transport options for many citizens living in rural towns and villages in Kildare according to Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon.

“Many of the proposals for Kildare are routes that I have consistently […]

Indoor sports and competitions to be allowed take place for all under 18s – HEYDON

A change will be made to Sport Ireland guidance so that all games and competitions for indoor sports can now take place for young people under 18, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said, “Government yesterday addressed the issues raised by recent confusion over Sport Ireland guidance […]

Flu vaccine more accessible than ever thanks to Finance Bill changes – HEYDON

Kildare employers can now provide flu vaccines and other health checks to their employees at a reduced cost due to changes in the Finance Bill Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said: “Within the recently published Finance Bill, we are changing the law to make it easier […]

Minister Heydon welcomes work permit boost for equine and horticulture sectors

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon has welcomed an allocation of work permits for the equine and horticulture sector as part of a review of Ireland’s employment permits system.

Ireland operates a managed system which is reviewed twice a year. As part of the most recent review 1,000 permits were made available […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes €74,029 Funding for County Kildare through Outdoor Recreation Scheme €9,900 for Kilcullen Walkway

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of €74,029 for 5 County Kildare projects through the Outdoor Recreation Scheme announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys under the Our Rural Future programme today.

“Working with Cllr. Tracey O’Dwyer I am particularly delighted to see that Kilcullen has secured €9,900. for the provision of […]

Minister Heydon and Minister McConalogue to address Kildare Farmers at Kilcullen mart

Minister of State Martin Heydon and TD for Kildare South will be joined by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue in Kilcullen mart on Tuesday to meet local farmers.

The Ministers will hear farmers’ views on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and take their questions. They will also visit a local farm in the […]

Businesses and farmers in Kildare advised to consider €330m Brexit loan scheme – HEYDON

Minister of State Martin Heydon TD has advised SMEs and farmers in Kildare that a €330m Brexit loan scheme has opened for applications today, Friday 15 October.

The Brexit Impact Loan Scheme (BILS) is a successor to the Brexit Loan Scheme and provides low-cost loans to eligible Brexit-impacted businesses including those in the primary agriculture sector.

Loans […]

Positive Announcements for Younger Kildare Citizens as part of Budget 2022 – HEYDON

Budget 2022 which was unveiled this week contained a number of measures that will assist Kildare’s younger residents from a 50% cut in public transport costs for those aged 19-23 to an  increase in the SUSI Maintenance Grant and changes to the distance  to qualify for the higher non adjacent grant according to Fine Gael […]