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Key Budget Income Tax and Social Welfare Changes take effect this week

A number of key income tax and social welfare changes that will assist and support Kildare residents took effect this week according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said, “Fine Gael in Government is supporting average and middle-income earners to meet the rising cost of living through income […]

Record funding a welcome boost to Animal Welfare organisations – Heydon

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon has welcomed the record level of funding awarded to 98 animal welfare organisations this week.

A total of €3.7m will be allocated to the organisations, including two in Kildare The KWWSPCA Animal Shelter (€34,500) and My Lovely Horse Rescue (€26,250), to support their ongoing efforts in […]

1,710 Employers and Businesses in receipt of Government Covid-19 supports in County Kildare – HEYDON


1,710 employers and businesses in Count Kildare have availed of Covid-19 financial supports, demonstrating Government’s continued commitment to our economic recovery, Fine Gael Minister Martin Heydon TD has said.

Minister Heydon said Fine Gael in Government has prioritised targeted supports for workers and businesses since the pandemic began, and that is reflected in the numbers availing […]

Minister Martin Heydon Welcomes Funding Boost of €127,750 for Sport in County Kildare

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South welcomed the announcement this week by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jack Chambers T.D, together with Sport Ireland that a total of €127,750 in funding for the sport sector under two separate […]

€159,657 in additional funding for Kildare and Wicklow ETB Schools – Minister Martin Heydon

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South this week welcomed that Kildare and Wicklow ETB Schools are to receive €159,657 as part of the announcement by his colleague, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD announcement that €6.85m has been granted to provide funding to support educationally disadvantaged learners […]

Minister Martin Heydon Officially Opens Racehorse Experience at the Irish National Stud

Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has officially opened the new Racehorse Experience at Kildare’s National Stud.

“It was a huge honour for me as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture to officially open the €3.3m Irish Racehorse Experience at the Irish National Stud. This fantastic facility is a great addition to our […]

St Brigid’s Day 2023 is ideal opportunity to start new public holiday – Heydon

Minister of State and TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has restated his commitment to secure an additional public holiday for St Brigid’s Day.

Minister Heydon said: “I agree with comments from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today that having a public holiday this February would be too soon as it is likely we will still be working […]

€296,027 in Funding for Kildare Groups through Community Activities Fund – HEYDON

Minister Martin Heydon, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has confirmed that Kildare is to receive €296,027 in funding to support local community groups impacted by COVID-19 through the Community Activities Fund.

“The purpose of the fund is to support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas, by providing small grants for facilities such as community centres, men’s […]

Realising the Tourism Potential of Thoroughbred Heritage a major opportunity for Kildare – Minister Heydon

Minister Martin Heydon praises the work of those involved in the Thoroughbred Country Destination Experience Development Plan focused on counties Kildare and Tipperary.

Plans to further develop the tourism experience around Ireland’s world class reputation in the equestrian and thoroughbred sectors will create major opportunities for Kildare, according to Minister of State at the Department of […]

€70m national funding to help food producers in County Kildare diversify and develop post Brexit – HEYDON

Agri-food projects across County Kildare are to benefit from €70 million in national funding to help producers identify new markets and expand their offerings following Britain’s exit from the EU, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

22 projects in the dairy and meat sectors across the country are […]