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Minister Martin Heydon Officially Opens Racehorse Experience at the Irish National Stud

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has officially opened the new Racehorse Experience at Kildare’s National Stud.

“It was a huge honour for me as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture to officially open the €3.3m Irish Racehorse Experience at the Irish National Stud. This fantastic facility is a great addition to our […]

St Brigid’s Day 2023 is ideal opportunity to start new public holiday – Heydon

Minister of State and TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has restated his commitment to secure an additional public holiday for St Brigid’s Day.

Minister Heydon said: “I agree with comments from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today that having a public holiday this February would be too soon as it is likely we will still be working […]

€296,027 in Funding for Kildare Groups through Community Activities Fund – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has confirmed that Kildare is to receive €296,027 in funding to support local community groups impacted by COVID-19 through the Community Activities Fund.

“The purpose of the fund is to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, by providing small grants for facilities such as community centres, men’s […]

Realising the Tourism Potential of Thoroughbred Heritage a major opportunity for Kildare – Minister Heydon

Minister Martin Heydon praises the work of those involved in the Thoroughbred Country Destination Experience Development Plan focused on counties Kildare and Tipperary.

Plans to further develop the tourism experience around Ireland’s world class reputation in the equestrian and thoroughbred sectors will create major opportunities for Kildare, according to Minister of State at the Department of […]

€70m national funding to help food producers in County Kildare diversify and develop post Brexit – HEYDON

Agri-food projects across County Kildare are to benefit from €70 million in national funding to help producers identify new markets and expand their offerings following Britain’s exit from the EU, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

22 projects in the dairy and meat sectors across the country are […]

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 […]