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Policy on Service Areas for National Road Network

Discussing the changes to National Policy regarding Service Areas on the National Road Network in the Dail with Minister Leo Varadkar.

Submissions on the NRA new draft policy can be made until 5pm on Monday next 23rd June.  Full details are available here

The NRA is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]