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Heydon warns of land grab attempt by commercial broadband operators as campaign for rural broadband continues

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, and Chair of the Fine Gael Internal Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, speaking in the Dail yesterday (Tuesday), has warned Minister Alex White of his concern that commercial operators are attempting a land grab of areas for the roll out of high speed broadband in rural […]

A Positive Week for Kildare South

A number of projects that have been in the pipeline for a long time were announced or completed this week and all in their own way will bring enormous benefits to residents in Kildare South in the months and years ahead.
On Tuesday morning I attended the announcement of the purchase by Kildare County Council and […]

Minister Coveney Confirms Curragh Forum as part of Redevelopment Announcement

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gaels internal committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs has said that confirmation of a €65m redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse is a huge boost for the entire Kildare region as well as being a vote of confidence for the critically important racing and […]

600 new Gardaí as Budget 2016 confirms Govt commitment to tackling crime

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairperson of Fine Gaels rural affairs committee, Martin Heydon, has said that the announcement of 600 new Gardaí in Budget 2016 highlights the Government’s commitment to increasing resources for An Garda Síochána.

“Budget 2016 announced the recruitment of an additional 600 Gardaí in addition to the 550 who have […]

Calls for Grants for Derelict Buildings in Regional Towns

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has today (Friday) said that he is continuing to push for a grant scheme for owners of rundown and derelict buildings in regional towns and villages as part of this years budget.

“I have again spoken to Minister […]

Rural Town & Village Renewal Scheme is a step in the right direction

 Chairman of the Fine Gael Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee Martin Heydon TD has today (Thursday) welcomed confirmation of the €30m Village and Town Renewal Scheme designed to support the revitalisation of towns/villages, making […]

Pushing for Regeneration Incentives for Rural Towns

Chairman of the Fine Gael Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee Martin Heydon TD  has today (Friday) said that he is working with a number of his Fine Gael colleagues to push for regeneration incentives to be introduced to help to revitalise our regional market towns.

“As part of our Standing up for Rural Ireland campaign we […]

2015-08-21T13:03:46+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Athy, Castledermot, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan, Rural Issues|

Good news for the Curragh with launch of recruitment campaign to strengthen our defence forces

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has said that the planned new army recruitment campaign will strengthen our defence forces and is good news for the Curragh. Deputy Heydon was speaking after the Minister for Defence Simon Coveney today (Tuesday) launched a new recruitment campaign for General Service Recruits for the Army.

“This new […]

2016-10-23T07:20:08+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Army, Defence, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Rathangan, Suncroft|

Minister told Consultative Forum Needed for Curragh – Results of Survey Published

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has presented the results of his survey on the Curragh Plains to Minister for Defence and Agriculture Simon Coveney highlighting the need for a Consultative Forum with members drawn from the various stakeholders and users of the Curragh Plains.

“Respondents to my survey expressed a huge sense of […]