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Minister Fitzgerald attends opening of Teach Tearmainn

I was delighted to accompany Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald to the official open of Kildare first women’s and children refuge at Teach Tearmainn.

The opening of two fully furnished residential apartments at the refuge is the result of commitment and hard work from Jacinta Carey and her team at Teach Tearmainn.  The […]

2014-05-07T23:46:50+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Children & Youth Affairs, Health, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|

Heydon welcomes Defence Forces Recruitment

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Defence Alan Shatter of a new recruitment campaign for personnel to both the Permanent and Reserve Defence Forces.

“I am delighted to see this Government’s commitment to the Defence Forces confirmed through the announcement of a recruitment campaign for […]

2016-10-23T07:20:20+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Army, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|

Teach Tearmainn Funding Confirmed

Department funding of €58,500 will finally allow fit out of Apartments

“I am delighted that an amount of €58,500, the maximum grant possible, has been awarded to Teach Tearmainn by Minister James Reilly today. Teach Tearmainn is Kildare’s first refuge for women and children who have suffered domestic violence and is a vital resource […]

2014-03-29T09:59:47+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Children & Youth Affairs, Health, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Kildare Youth Hub Deserves Funding for Growing Youth Population

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) highlighted the importance of sourcing funds for The Hive, County Kildare’s new youth hub. The promoters have applied for funding to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and are awaiting a decision.

“I have stressed the importance of this project to Minister Frances Fitzgerald, […]

2016-10-23T07:20:21+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Children & Youth Affairs, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Army Recruitment Plans Highlight Commitment to Defence Forces

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, yesterday (Thursday) complimented Minister for Defence Alan Shatter on keeping his commitment to maintain the strength of the Defence Forces at 9,500 as a further 600 recruitment places were announced.

“As a result of recent retirements, the strength of the Defence Forces is now more than 500 below the […]

2014-03-29T10:22:46+00:00 March 16th, 2012|Army, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|

Heydon continues to fight for Kildare Turfcutters

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, last night (Wednesday) vowed to continue to represent the turf cutters of Kildare South and welcomed the progress that was being made on the long running issue of turf cutting on designated bogs, including Mouds Bog outside Newbridge Co.Kildare. Speaking on a private members motion in the Dail […]

2016-10-23T07:20:23+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Heritage, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan|

Heydon Urges Consideration of Magee Site for Childrens Hospital

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) asked Minister for Health Dr James Reilly to consider the unused site at Magee Barracks as a potential location for the new childrens hospital if greenfield sites are being considered.

“The refusal of planning by An Bord Pleanala for the chosen Mater Hospital site today, […]

2016-10-23T07:20:23+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Children & Youth Affairs, Health, Kildare Town, Press Release|

Consolidation of Army Barracks

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today expressed his hope that the consolidation of Army Barracks confirmed this week will maximize the effectiveness of the Defence Forces and help to ensure that the force can remain at a strength of 9,500.

“The closure of barracks in Cavan, Mullingar, Clonmel and Castlebar is a […]

2016-10-23T07:20:23+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Army, Kildare Town, Press Release|

HEYDON meets EU Commissioner re Kildare Bogs

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, travelled to Brussels last Friday to meet with EU Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potocnik in relation to the Habitats Directive. The TD was joined by colleagues Frank Feighan TD (Leitrim/Roscommon) and Paul Connaughton TD (Galway East) along with chairman of the Irish Peatlands Council, Conor Skehan.

“The […]

2016-10-23T07:20:23+00:00 July 21st, 2011|Europe, Heritage, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan|