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Community Groups should prepare Applications for New Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from Minister with responsibility for Rural and Regional Affairs Heather Humphreys of €20m in funding for a new Town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017.

“The €20m fund will allow towns and villages around Kildare to apply through Kildare County […]

An Bord Pleanala Refuses Planning Permission for Maighne Wind Farm

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that he welcomes the decision by An Bord Pleanala to refuse planning permission for the Maighne Wind Farm confirmed yesterday (Friday).

“This was a strong community effort and congratulations to all those who made submissions and argued strong cases on behalf of their local communities.

“I am continuing […]

2016-10-23T07:19:57+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Energy, Environment, Rathangan|

Increased Roll out of Rural Broadband in South Kildare welcome

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has today (Friday) welcomed the expansion of the roll out of high speed broadband in South Kildare announced by Imagine.

“Having engaged with senior management in private sector providers, I am delighted that Imagine have taken up my request to increase their investment in provision of high speed broadband […]

2016-10-07T19:14:04+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Athy, Broadband, Rathangan, Suncroft|

Department Criticised over lack of Additional Teacher at Rathangan Boys NS

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon yesterday (Wednesday) raised the need for an additional teacher at Rathangan Boys NS in the Dail.  Debating with Minister Richard Bruton he criticised the Department who have turned down two appeals on this issue.

“Rathangan Boys NS will have an enrolment of 270 in September 2016 but have been […]

2016-06-30T18:07:03+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Education, Press Release, Rathangan|

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|

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 […]

Cutting costs for retailers in time for Christmas

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit cards. The cost for retailers of accepting card payments is being halved from this week, following the implementation of the announcement by the Minister for Finance in the Budget 2016 speech.

“The number of people […]

Recruitment for 600 new Gardaí now Open at PublicJobs.ie

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South is encouraging anyone with an interest in joining An Garda Siochana to apply for one of 600 new positions now available. Applications are now being accepted on www.publicjobs.ie until 5th January 2016.

“The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, today (Friday) announced the opening of […]