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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 […]

Potential of Curragh for new Peace Institute Promoted

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has highlighted the potential for a Peace and Leadership institute at the Curragh Camp with Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. Deputy Heydon was speaking in the Dail on Tuesday responding to comments from the Minister that he believed there was scope for such a development.

“The potential of the […]

2016-10-23T07:20:09+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Army, Dáil Debates, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Suncroft|

Potential for Kildare from new Tourism Initiative

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week said that the new Tourism initiative from Failte Ireland “Irelands Ancient East” provides a great opportunity for Kildare to showcase its rich heritage and many important sights. He was speaking following the launch of the initiative this […]

HEYDON seeks Views of Kildare Residents on the Curragh

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that he is seeking the views of those that use the Curragh to assist him in his discussions with State Departments on improvements that can be made to the operation and management of the Curragh Plains.

“The Curragh Plains are […]

Alternative Funds for Kildare Youth Hub Sought

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has said that he has reviewed other sources of funding opportunities to make up the shortfall of €68,000 required to complete the initial phase of The Hive – Kildare’s Youth Hub.

“This is an extremely important project for Kildare Town and County Kildare Youth services. A lot of individuals and groups have invested […]

2015-02-08T22:38:27+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Children & Youth Affairs, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Heydon welcomes approval for continuation of mission to Golan Heights

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the confirmation from Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, this evening (Tuesday) that he has advised the Government that the 46th Infantry Group will commence deployment to the Golan Heights next month and therefore that the Defence Forces will continue to participate in […]

2014-09-23T22:18:28+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Government Commits to Defence Forces with Minister Coveney

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the appointment of Minister Simon Coveney as the new Minister for Defence in addition to his role as Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. He follows in the footsteps of his father former Minister Hugh Coveney who served as Minister for Defence and […]

2016-10-23T07:20:15+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|