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Enhanced Patrol System Needed for the Curragh Plains

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has called on the Minister for Defence to enhance the system of patrolling and monitoring of the Curragh Plains.  He was speaking following a meeting in the Department of Defence this week with the Minister and his officials.

“I believe the time is now right for a full review […]

2017-07-31T23:10:54+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

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 […]

My Vision for an Education Campus in the Curragh

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) vowed to drive a campaign to improve education facilities on the Curragh.  Deputy Heydon was speaking following his debate with Minister Richard Burton on the subject in the Dail yesterday where he outlined his vision for a new education campus in the Curragh.

“Within the Curragh […]

2017-02-06T21:11:52+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Education, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Educate Together & KWETB to discuss Possible Partnership at Second Level in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has described as positive, the confirmation from Minister for Education Richard Bruton that Kildare & Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) and Educate Together have agreed to start discussions in relation to a possible partnership for Educate Together provision at second level in the Newbridge area.  The confirmation came […]

2017-01-30T12:49:04+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Education, Kilcullen, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

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|

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|

Heydon seeking expressions of interest for Improved Broadband in South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has confirmed that he is seeking expressions of interest from local households to prove to commercial providers that the demand for improved broadband services exist.  This follows recent meetings and discussions between Deputy Heydon and Imagine and other service providers.  The availability of high speed fibre broadband remains one […]

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 […]