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600 new Gardaí as Budget 2016 confirms Govt commitment to tackling crime

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairperson of Fine Gaels rural affairs committee, Martin Heydon, has said that the announcement of 600 new Gardaí in Budget 2016 highlights the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for An Garda Síochána.

“Budget 2016 announced the recruitment of an additional 600 Gardaí in addition to the 550 who have […]

Calls for Grants for Derelict Buildings in Regional Towns

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has today (Friday) said that he is continuing to push for a grant scheme for owners of rundown and derelict buildings in regional towns and villages as part of this years budget.

“I have again spoken to Minister […]

€275m broadband funding in Capital Investment Plan will bring 30 megabit broadband to every house and business in the country

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Martin Heydon, has said that a €275 million investment in broadband, announced today (Tuesday) will improve connectivity for rural Ireland and bring 30 megabit broadband to every house and business in the country.

“The Government has announced a €27 billion […]

Rural Town & Village Renewal Scheme is a step in the right direction

 Chairman of the Fine Gael Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee Martin Heydon TD has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation of the €30m Village and Town Renewal Scheme designed to support the revitalisation of towns/villages, making […]

Approval for New Traffic Proposal at Mile Mill Junction

The four cross roads at Mile Mill is a junction that has caused huge concern to locals down through the years due to the poor sight lines, particularly for traffic approaching from Brannockstown. There hasn’t been a simple solution to the lack of visibility as there are houses right at the junction.

In my […]

2016-10-23T07:20:07+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Ballymore Eustace, Kilcullen, Press Release, Rural Issues, Transport|

Progress on broadband welcome but rural communities need high speed access as soon as possible

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has said that the strategy for state intervention in broadband provision announced by Government this week is welcome for those parts of rural Ireland without high speed broadband. However, Deputy Heydon believes the ultimate timeline up to 2020 is still too slow for the many residents in […]

Promoters Urged to strongly consider Punchestown offer to host Garth Brooks concerts

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) welcomed the announcement by Punchestown Racecourse that it would be available to host the two Garth Brooks concerts which have been turned down for a licence by Dublin City Council. The Kildare racecourse has said that it could accommodate the concerts at […]

2014-07-04T10:17:16+00:00 July 4th, 2014|Ballymore Eustace, Bloodstock, Business, Kilcullen, Press Release, Tourism|

Scoil Mhuire, Ballymore Eustace National School – Flood Works

I have visited the school and met with principal Mairead O’Flynn regarding the flood alleviation works that are needed there following the previous flooding of the school grounds. Kildare County Council have submitted an application to the OPW for assistance with funding for this project and I am liaising with Minister Brian Hayes on that application.

I have […]

2014-04-14T11:29:53+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Ballymore Eustace, Education|