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Kildare Town

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Educate Together & KWETB to discuss Possible Partnership at Second Level in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has described as positive, the confirmation from Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and Educate Together have agreed to start discussions in relation to a possible partnership for Educate Together provision at second level in the Newbridge area.  The confirmation came […]

2017-01-30T12:49:04+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Education, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

€380,000 for Kildare in Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that Athy, Kildare town, Ballymore Eustace, Timolin and Ballitore are to benefit from funding under the €10m Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

“My colleague, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, has today (Friday) announced that 172 towns and villages across the […]

Need for New Secondary School discussed with Education Minister & Taoiseach

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) said that he was pleased to be able to bring members of a campaign group fighting for a new secondary school for South Kildare to Leinster House this week to meet with Education Minister Richard Bruton.

“Members of South Kildare Educate Together (“SKET”) came to Dublin […]

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone opens Kildare’s Youth

Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, accepted my invitation to Kildare Town, and officially opened the fantastic Youth Hub which is a great facility.

A €50,000 grant from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs helped deliver this project and I continue to campaign for an increase in funding for Kildare Youth Services.

2016-06-27T18:25:40+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Children & Youth Affairs, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Stronger Legislation may be needed to deal with Illegal Encampments on the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that legislative change may be needed to more fully address the issue of illegal encampments on the Curragh Plains.  This follows discussions he has had with Gardai and Department of Defence officials in recent weeks as a number of recent encampments were dealt with.

“Illegal […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Army, Bloodstock, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Cadet Commissioning Ceremony at the Curragh Camp

I was delighted to attend the Commissioning Ceremony of the 91st Cadet Class at the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh Camp today with Minister for Defence Simon Coveney.  The Minister was welcomed to the Camp by the Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett.

Twenty Cadets were commissioned as officers of the Permanent Defence […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Army, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|

Legislation Passed to Reduce Bankruptcy Period to 1 Year

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Dail this week by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to reduce the period of Bankruptcy to one year.  The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to modernize and streamline the bankruptcy procedure passed all stages of […]

Date set for Magee Barracks Sale

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Deputy Martin Heydon has received confirmation from Department of Defence officials that a date has been set for the Auction to sell Magee Barracks. This comes after the sales process was confirmed a number of months ago.

“The public auction to sell Magee Barracks will take place on Thursday 11th February. […]

2016-02-10T18:12:32+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Press Release|