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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 […]

3rd Teacher Confirmed for Levitstown NS

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday), warmly welcomed the decision by the primary staffing appeals board at their October meeting to uphold an appeal by Scoil Naomh Lorcain NS, Levitstown, Mageney to allow the school to retain its third teacher.

“I am delighted that after many appeals, representations and discussions that […]

Policy on Service Areas for National Road Network

Discussing the changes to National Policy regarding Service Areas on the National Road Network in the Dail with Minister Leo Varadkar.

Submissions on the NRA new draft policy can be made until 5pm on Monday next 23rd June.  Full details are available here

http://www.nra.ie/press-releases/nra-service-areas-on-the-/index.xml

The NRA is […]

Heydon questions draft NRA Service Area Policy

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) raised questions in the Dáil about the Service Area Policy of the National Roads Authority (NRA), questioning why it is taking a state led approach to the provision of online service areas, which are the service stations directly accessible from motorways.

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 […]

Heydon calls for Cost Benefit Analysis of Underground Option by Eirgrid

People have Genuine Concerns that need to be Addressed

“People have genuine concerns regarding overhead lines and pylons, they feel they aren’t being given due consideration at present. They have concerns about the impact on their local environment, the potential impact on their health, farmers are concerned about the impact on their livestock, never […]

Heydon welcomes Rural Transport Integration Proposals

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has welcomed the announcement this week of major plans for the integration of rural transport services.

“ I am well aware of the excellent services currently provided by South Kildare Community Transport and OK Transport in the Kildare/Offaly areas.  I have worked for some time for more integration […]