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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|

Heydon seeks Clarification on Progress of Commercial Broadband Providers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has this week sought clarification from Minister for Communications and Energy Alex White of the progress being made by private broadband operators Eir and ESB in rolling out high fibre broadband to regional towns and villages and rural areas around the Country.  Deputy Heydon was speaking in […]

Cutting costs for retailers in time for Christmas

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit cards. The cost for retailers of accepting card payments is being halved from this week, following the implementation of the announcement by the Minister for Finance in the Budget 2016 speech.

“The number of people […]

Taoiseach leads Briefing for Kildare Business Community

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South welcomed the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to the Keadeen Hotel yesterday (Wednesday) to meet members of the Kildare Business Community as part as a post budget briefing and update on the Action Plan for Jobs.

 

“As we begin to focus on what needs to […]

Recruitment for 600 new Gardaí now Open at PublicJobs.ie

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South is encouraging anyone with an interest in joining An Garda Siochana to apply for one of 600 new positions now available. Applications are now being accepted on www.publicjobs.ie until 5th January 2016.

“The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, today (Friday) announced the opening of […]