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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Funding will help to drive Kildare Youth Hub project forward
“I have stressed the importance of this project to Minister Frances Fitzgerald in the past and highlighted the need for more youth facilities in Co. Kildare.”
“This is a flagship project for Co. Kildare which is in the development phase, and is being supported by […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]