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Minister Coveney Confirms Curragh Forum as part of Redevelopment Announcement

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gaels internal committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs has said that confirmation of a €65m redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse is a huge boost for the entire Kildare region as well as being a vote of confidence for the critically important racing and […]

Minister Coveney Agrees to save Gates at Magee Barracks

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Defence Simon Coveney that his Department are to remove the gates at the entrance to Magee Barracks and preserve them ahead of the upcoming auction of the barracks. This follows a meeting between the Minister and representatives from Kildare Town groups organised […]

2016-10-23T07:20:04+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Army, Defence, Heritage, Kildare Town, Press Release|

600 new Gardaí as Budget 2016 confirms Govt commitment to tackling crime

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairperson of Fine Gaels rural affairs committee, Martin Heydon, has said that the announcement of 600 new Gardaí in Budget 2016 highlights the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for An Garda Síochána.

“Budget 2016 announced the recruitment of an additional 600 Gardaí in addition to the 550 who have […]

Calls for Grants for Derelict Buildings in Regional Towns

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has today (Friday) said that he is continuing to push for a grant scheme for owners of rundown and derelict buildings in regional towns and villages as part of this years budget.

“I have again spoken to Minister […]

Rural Town & Village Renewal Scheme is a step in the right direction

 Chairman of the Fine Gael Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee Martin Heydon TD has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation of the €30m Village and Town Renewal Scheme designed to support the revitalisation of towns/villages, making […]

Sale of Magee Barracks Progresses

Deputy Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Department of Defence officials that the process for the sale of Magee Barracks has progressed in recent months.

“An auctioneer has been appointed to manage the sales process and I understand that the Department has already received expressions of interest from potential purchasers. A date for the auction is […]

2016-10-23T07:20:06+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Pushing for Regeneration Incentives for Rural Towns

Chairman of the Fine Gael Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee Martin Heydon TD  has today (Friday) said that he is working with a number of his Fine Gael colleagues to push for regeneration incentives to be introduced to help to revitalise our regional market towns.

“As part of our Standing up for Rural Ireland campaign we […]

2015-08-21T13:03:46+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Athy, Castledermot, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan, Rural Issues|

Good news for the Curragh with launch of recruitment campaign to strengthen our defence forces

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has said that the planned new army recruitment campaign will strengthen our defence forces and is good news for the Curragh. Deputy Heydon was speaking after the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney today (Tuesday) launched a new recruitment campaign for General Service Recruits for the Army.

“This new […]

2016-10-23T07:20:08+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan, Suncroft|

Minister told Consultative Forum Needed for Curragh – Results of Survey Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has presented the results of his survey on the Curragh Plains to Minister for Defence and Agriculture Simon Coveney highlighting the need for a Consultative Forum with members drawn from the various stakeholders and users of the Curragh Plains.

“Respondents to my survey expressed a huge sense of […]