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National Cycling Championships Coming to Kilcullen & Narraghmore

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation by Cycling Ireland that the 2016 National Road Championships will take place in Kilcullen and local areas from the 23-26 June. This follows a required move from the previously arranged venue at short notice.

“I am delighted that after a busy few days, the […]

Stronger Legislation may be needed to deal with Illegal Encampments on the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that legislative change may be needed to more fully address the issue of illegal encampments on the Curragh Plains.  This follows discussions he has had with Gardai and Department of Defence officials in recent weeks as a number of recent encampments were dealt with.

“Illegal […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Army, Bloodstock, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

9 Newly Appointed Garda Sergeants for Co. Kildare

6 Expected to be based in South Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the decision of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to appoint 9 newly appointed sergeants to Co. Kildare as part of the recent allocation of senior Gardai.

“This announcement is a great boost to Co. Kildare and Kildare South in particular with […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Athy, Castledermot, Justice, Newbridge, Rathangan, Rural Issues|

Draft Athy & Newbridge Control of Horses Byelaws 2016 – Have your say!

Kildare County Council are currently seeking submissions and observations on the draft control of Horses Byelaws for Athy & Newbridge.

Details can be viewed online at http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Environment/VeterinaryServices/ControlofHorses/

Written submissions and observations may be made to the Senior Executive Officer, Environment Section, Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Naas, County Kildare or by email to environ@kildarecoco.ie (clearly […]

2016-04-08T14:36:15+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Athy, Kildare County Council, Newbridge, Press Release|

Contracts Signed for St Conleth & Mary’s Primary School & St Conleth Infant’s School Extension

I am delighted with the news that today Saint Conleth and Mary’s Primary School and Saint Conleth Infant’s School in Newbridge have signed the contracts for the appointment of the design team for their exciting extension.

The extension which will finally see the end of the use of unsafe prefabs was included on the most updated […]

2016-02-17T18:03:57+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Education, Newbridge, Press Release|

Cadet Commissioning Ceremony at the Curragh Camp

I was delighted to attend the Commissioning Ceremony of the 91st Cadet Class at the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh Camp today with Minister for Defence Simon Coveney.  The Minister was welcomed to the Camp by the Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett.

Twenty Cadets were commissioned as officers of the Permanent Defence […]

2016-10-23T07:20:00+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Army, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release|

Arts Grants Support Riverbank and Griese Youth Theatre

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys that almost €13,000 has been allocated to theatres in Kildare South as part of her Departments Small Capital Grants Scheme.

“€9,135 has been allocated to Riverbank Arts Centre for computer equipment, lighting and a stage […]

Legislation Passed to Reduce Bankruptcy Period to 1 Year

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has welcomed the passing of legislation in the Dail this week by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to reduce the period of Bankruptcy to one year.  The Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to modernize and streamline the bankruptcy procedure passed all stages of […]

Heydon seeks Clarification on Progress of Commercial Broadband Providers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has this week sought clarification from Minister for Communications and Energy Alex White of the progress being made by private broadband operators Eir and ESB in rolling out high fibre broadband to regional towns and villages and rural areas around the Country.  Deputy Heydon was speaking in […]