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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 […]

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 […]

Progress on broadband welcome but rural communities need high speed access as soon as possible

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has said that the strategy for state intervention in broadband provision announced by Government this week is welcome for those parts of rural Ireland without high speed broadband. However, Deputy Heydon believes the ultimate timeline up to 2020 is still too slow for the many residents in […]

Potential of Curragh for new Peace Institute Promoted

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has highlighted the potential for a Peace and Leadership institute at the Curragh Camp with Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. Deputy Heydon was speaking in the Dail on Tuesday responding to comments from the Minister that he believed there was scope for such a development.

“The potential of the […]

2016-10-23T07:20:09+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Army, Dáil Debates, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Suncroft|

Eircom need to commit to Quick Delivery on Rural Fibre Broadband

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has today (Thursday) given a cautious welcome to the confirmation by Eircom that they plan to significantly expand access to high speed fibre broadband in rural areas in Co. Kildare which are crying out for the service.

“This is the number one concern is many areas of […]

Parliamentary Question re Broadband

Parliamentary Question for Reply on 19th May 2015

[Ref No.: 19781/15]

*  To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide an update on the investment in broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Martin Heydon.

Calverstown, Co. Kildare.

*    For […]

HEYDON seeks Views of Kildare Residents on the Curragh

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) said that he is seeking the views of those that use the Curragh to assist him in his discussions with State Departments on improvements that can be made to the operation and management of the Curragh Plains.

“The Curragh Plains are […]

Heydon welcomes approval for continuation of mission to Golan Heights

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the confirmation from Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, this evening (Tuesday) that he has advised the Government that the 46th Infantry Group will commence deployment to the Golan Heights next month and therefore that the Defence Forces will continue to participate in […]

2014-09-23T22:18:28+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Army, Defence, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Press Release, Suncroft|

Enhanced Rural Broadband Strategy Should Bring Improvements

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the Government announcement that a number of areas in Kildare South are set to benefit from plans to greatly increase access to high speed broadband in rural Ireland.

“The lack of adequate Broadband services in rural areas is a huge issue in many […]