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Improvements to the Government’s supports for carers in County Kildare are Welcomed – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has welcome a series of improvements to the Government’s supports for carers which will take effect from today.

“My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD is introducing changes to the means test for carers, the first such change in 14 years. This […]

Record levels of employment with 2.5 million people at work nationally – HEYDON

10.6% jobs growth in Mid-East region which includes Kildare

Jobs figures published by the CSO show a record level of employment nationally as 2.5m people are now at work according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon. He was speaking after the publication of the Quarter 1 2022 Labour […]

County Kildare students can apply now for enhanced student grants for the new academic year – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has confirmed that applications for student grants for the new academic year are now open and changes to the grants will see significant improvements for students.

From September:

  • maintenance grants will increase by €200
  • the income threshold for the standard rate of grant increase by […]

Management plan for Curragh Plains due in the coming weeks-HEYDON


A conservation management plan for the Curragh Plains is due to be submitted to the Department of Defence and Kildare County Council in the coming weeks, Minister of State and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has confirmed.

The plan is part of the Curragh Consultancy Study, a comprehensive process being undertaken by the two bodies to […]

St Patricks Day Trip to Lebanon

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has returned from a visit to Irish Defence Force troops of 119th infantry battalion serving on the UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in South Lebanon.

“It was a great honour for me to represent the Government on this trip to our troops to mark St. Patrick’s Day, while also […]

7 Kildare Schools to Benefit from new or Expanded DEIS Status as part of an Expansion of the DEIS Scheme – HEYDON

A total of 7 Kildare schools have been included for the first time or upgraded under an expansion of the DEIS – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools programme announced by Education Minister Norma Foley this week according to Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“For the first time since 2017 the DEIS programme is […]

€126k for 15 Kildare Projects under Built Heritage Scheme – HEYDON

€126,400 has been allocated to 15 Kildare projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme announced this morning (Monday) according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“This funding will fund conservation works to 15 historic and protected structures across County Kildare, helping to safeguard these important structures for future generations.  Projects such as the Cathedral Church of St Brigid […]

The Development of a New Food Hub for Athy is a Key Priority of New Mid East Regional Enterprise Plan – HEYDON

A new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Mid-East Region to 2024 was launched yesterday and includes a number of priorities for Kildare in the agri food, equine and low carbon sectors.

“The new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow was launched by my colleague Minister Damien English yesterday.  It is one […]

Athy’s Southern Distributor Route Moves a Step Closer as Sod Turned to mark Start of Works on Site – HEYDON

Today marks another milestone in progress on Athy’s Southern Distributor Route as Kildare County Council marked the official start of works on site with a sod turning event according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“It was an honour to take part in the official sod turning event today with my colleague Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton representing […]

€209,930 in Town and Village Funding for 5 Kildare Projects – HEYDON


€209,930 has been awarded to 5 Kildare community development projects under Town and Village funding confirmed by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys today.

“Town and Village is a vital support for many local and community developments in our rural communities and the projects funded today will help to enhance the offerings in these local communities for […]