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Calverstown/Narraghmore

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 […]

Eircom need to commit to Quick Delivery on Rural Fibre Broadband

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has today (Thursday) given a cautious welcome to the confirmation by Eircom that they plan to significantly expand access to high speed fibre broadband in rural areas in Co. Kildare which are crying out for the service.

“This is the number one concern is many areas of […]

Parliamentary Question re Broadband

Parliamentary Question for Reply on 19th May 2015

[Ref No.: 19781/15]

*  To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide an update on the investment in broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Martin Heydon.

Calverstown, Co. Kildare.

*    For […]

New Gridlink Option avoids need for building power lines

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement by EirGrid this morning (Friday) of a new option for Grid Link.

“EirGrid have announced a new option for Grid Link that will please the many people who were concerned about the impact of new pylons on our region. In […]

ESB Submission should have Significant Impact on Eirgrid’s Review of Gridlink

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday), questioned Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White on the continuing need for the Gridlink project. Deputy Heydon was speaking in the Dail this evening where he raised the implications of an ESB submission on national energy policy, calling into question the […]

Expert Panel Terms of Reference Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the publication by the Independent Expert Panel reviewing the Gridlink project of their Terms of Reference.

“I am happy to see that the Independent Expert Panel who are reviewing all options for the Gridlink project have published a detailed terms of reference that […]

Enhanced Rural Broadband Strategy Should Bring Improvements

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the Government announcement that a number of areas in Kildare South are set to benefit from plans to greatly increase access to high speed broadband in rural Ireland.

“The lack of adequate Broadband services in rural areas is a huge issue in many […]

Athy Region is on the Map for Jobs -Kildare Included in Regional Aid Programme for the first time

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, today (Friday) welcomed the publication of the Regional Aid Map by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. This map details areas of the country in which the State can provide investment aid to businesses in order to support new investment and employment, under […]

Gathering details of Poor Broadband Services in Kildare South

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) confirmed that he is conducting a survey of homes in parts of Kildare South to gather evidence of the extent of the problem with Broadband services in parts of Kildare South.

“I am aware that there are serious concerns about the quality of Broadband services […]