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Flu vaccine more accessible than ever thanks to Finance Bill changes – HEYDON

Kildare employers can now provide flu vaccines and other health checks to their employees at a reduced cost due to changes in the Finance Bill Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said: “Within the recently published Finance Bill, we are changing the law to make it easier […]

Minister Heydon welcomes work permit boost for equine and horticulture sectors

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon has welcomed an allocation of work permits for the equine and horticulture sector as part of a review of Ireland’s employment permits system.

Ireland operates a managed system which is reviewed twice a year. As part of the most recent review 1,000 permits were made available […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes €74,029 Funding for County Kildare through Outdoor Recreation Scheme €9,900 for Kilcullen Walkway

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has welcomed confirmation of €74,029 for 5 County Kildare projects through the Outdoor Recreation Scheme announced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys under the Our Rural Future programme today.

“Working with Cllr. Tracey O’Dwyer I am particularly delighted to see that Kilcullen has secured €9,900. for the provision of […]

Minister Heydon and Minister McConalogue to address Kildare Farmers at Kilcullen mart

Minister of State Martin Heydon and TD for Kildare South will be joined by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue in Kilcullen mart on Tuesday to meet local farmers.

The Ministers will hear farmers’ views on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and take their questions. They will also visit a local farm in the […]

Businesses and farmers in Kildare advised to consider €330m Brexit loan scheme – HEYDON

Minister of State Martin Heydon TD has advised SMEs and farmers in Kildare that a €330m Brexit loan scheme has opened for applications today, Friday 15 October.

The Brexit Impact Loan Scheme (BILS) is a successor to the Brexit Loan Scheme and provides low-cost loans to eligible Brexit-impacted businesses including those in the primary agriculture sector.

Loans […]

Positive Announcements for Younger Kildare Citizens as part of Budget 2022 – HEYDON

Budget 2022 which was unveiled this week contained a number of measures that will assist Kildare’s younger residents from a 50% cut in public transport costs for those aged 19-23 to an  increase in the SUSI Maintenance Grant and changes to the distance  to qualify for the higher non adjacent grant according to Fine Gael […]

Common sense solution needed to peat harvesting issues – HEYDON

A common sense solution is needed to resolve ongoing issues around the harvesting of peat which is causing difficulties for horticulture growers, according to Minister of State Martin Heydon.

The Irish horticultural industry makes a significant contribution to the Irish economy with a farm gate value of almost €440m and employs an estimated 6,600 people. It […]

Opportunity for young people to apply for one of 60,000 free EU rail travel passes – HEYDON

Young Irish citizens should apply to the European Commission’s DiscoverEU Initiative, which will supply tens of thousands of young Europeans with free rail travel passes around the European Union next year, Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

Minister Heydon made his comments as applications opened for the initiative this week.

“DiscoverEU offers young Europeans […]

€22 million Funding will Assist Kildare Students with Financial and Mental Health Supports – HEYDON

Funding of €17.2 million for the Student Assistance Fund and an additional €5 million for wellbeing measures will ensure that third-level students across County Kildare have access to vital financial and mental health supports, Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

“I know that for many third-level students across County Kildare, the pandemic and […]

Flexibility Sought for Kildare Commuters to Match new Blended Work Arrangements – HEYDON

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon is seeking more flexibility in commuter bus and rail tickets to match new blended work arrangements as many Kildare commuters return to the office under more flexible working arrangements.

Minister Heydon said: “As many Kildare commuters have now returned to work under more flexible working arrangements, we […]