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Enhanced Patrol System Needed for the Curragh Plains

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has called on the Minister for Defence to enhance the system of patrolling and monitoring of the Curragh Plains.  He was speaking following a meeting in the Department of Defence this week with the Minister and his officials.

“I believe the time is now right for a full review […]

2017-07-31T23:10:54+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

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 […]

2017-05-29T10:29:52+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Army, Kildare Town, Press Release|

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 […]

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|