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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 […]

New legislation will clarify law on property rights for landowners in County Kildare – HEYDON

The Government has agreed to enact a Bill which will clarify the law on how some property rights, such as rights of way, are validated and registered, providing certainty for landowners according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon.

 Minister Heydon said, “New rules on registering easements, rights which allow the […]

Minister Heydon welcomes significant step in sheep meat access to China

Martin Heydon, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for new market development  and Kildare South Fine Gael TD has welcomed significant progress in gaining access to the Chinese market for Irish sheepmeat. 


Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes Submission of Planning Application for a €75m Investment for Newbridge in State-of-the-Art Primark Logistics/Distribution Centre

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed today’s confirmation by Primark of their plans to develop a €75m State of the Art Logistics/Distribution Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge.

The planning application will comprise of the development of a 500,000sq foot distribution and Logistics Centre at Great Connell, Newbridge to serve as […]

County Kildare farmers can have their say on the future of CAP – HEYDON

Deadline for the public consultation extended to September 3rd

The public consultation on the draft interventions proposed for the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plan is being extended by one week and Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon is encouraging County Kildare farmers to have their say.

Minister Heydon said: “Farmers now have until […]

Five-fold increase in Parent’s Benefit recipients helps families across County Kildare – Heydon

Parent’s Benefit payments of €14 million were issued to families during April to July 2021, with the number of parents availing of the payment increasing almost five-fold compared to the same period in 2020, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Martin Heydon said, ‘Parent’s Leave and Benefit […]