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Statement regarding School Building List – Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he shares the disappointment that the latest school building list published by the Department of Education does not include a new post primary school for Kildare South.

Martin Heydon said “This week in the Dail, I had the opportunity to raise the issue of the new […]

Projects in Kilcullen, Castledermot & Kildare Town to benefit from Heritage Funding

A total of €116,000 in funding has been allocated to Co. Kildare to support local projects and help to repair and preserve important structures including the Parish Church in Kilcullen, St James Church Castledermot and Kildare Cathedral according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

The funding was announced by The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the […]

Clinic for Kildare farmers applying for BPS online

A clinic will be held to help Kildare farmers with their online applications for the Basic Payment Scheme, according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

Further to existing supports available, such as telephone help-lines, how-to guides and instructional videos, staff from the Department of Agriculture will be available to meet with farmers on a […]

Two New Family Resource Centres Confirmed for Co. Kildare – Athy Family & Community Centre and Teach Dara

Deputy Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone that two new Family Resource Centres have been approved for Co. Kildare.  The confirmation came this morning as the Minister announced 11 new Family Resource Centres around the Country.

“I am delighted that the Minister has recognised the need in Kildare which I have highlighted […]

Minister Zappone Confirms Kildare’s increased Population Creates Demand for more Services

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone that she recognises the increase in population in Co. Kildare which creates a strong demand for services. She gave these comments in a reply to parliamentary questions from Deputy Heydon on increased funding for Family Resource  Centres included in […]

Defence Minister Confirms Feasibility Study for Curragh Peace & Leadership Forum

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed progress on a proposed Peace and Leadership Forum on the Curragh.  Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Keogh confirmed in a parliamentary question response that it has been decided to progress to conduct a feasibility study on the proposal.

“In response to my parliamentary question, Minister Paul […]

Community Groups should prepare Applications for New Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister with responsibility for Rural and Regional Affairs Heather Humphreys of €20m in funding for a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017.

“The €20m fund will allow towns and villages around Kildare to apply through Kildare County […]