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Management plan for Curragh Plains due in the coming weeks-HEYDON


A conservation management plan for the Curragh Plains is due to be submitted to the Department of Defence and Kildare County Council in the coming weeks, Minister of State and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has confirmed.

The plan is part of the Curragh Consultancy Study, a comprehensive process being undertaken by the two bodies to […]

7 Kildare Schools to Benefit from new or Expanded DEIS Status as part of an Expansion of the DEIS Scheme – HEYDON

A total of 7 Kildare schools have been included for the first time or upgraded under an expansion of the DEIS – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools programme announced by Education Minister Norma Foley this week according to Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“For the first time since 2017 the DEIS programme is […]

€126k for 15 Kildare Projects under Built Heritage Scheme – HEYDON

€126,400 has been allocated to 15 Kildare projects under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme announced this morning (Monday) according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“This funding will fund conservation works to 15 historic and protected structures across County Kildare, helping to safeguard these important structures for future generations.  Projects such as the Cathedral Church of St Brigid […]

The Development of a New Food Hub for Athy is a Key Priority of New Mid East Regional Enterprise Plan – HEYDON

A new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Mid-East Region to 2024 was launched yesterday and includes a number of priorities for Kildare in the agri food, equine and low carbon sectors.

“The new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow was launched by my colleague Minister Damien English yesterday.  It is one […]

Athy’s Southern Distributor Route Moves a Step Closer as Sod Turned to mark Start of Works on Site – HEYDON

Today marks another milestone in progress on Athy’s Southern Distributor Route as Kildare County Council marked the official start of works on site with a sod turning event according to Minister Martin Heydon.

“It was an honour to take part in the official sod turning event today with my colleague Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton representing […]

€209,930 in Town and Village Funding for 5 Kildare Projects – HEYDON


€209,930 has been awarded to 5 Kildare community development projects under Town and Village funding confirmed by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys today.

“Town and Village is a vital support for many local and community developments in our rural communities and the projects funded today will help to enhance the offerings in these local communities for […]

Passports should be top of your Holiday Packing List –HEYDON

Online Applications are easiest and quickest

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Minister Martin Heydon, has encouraged Kildare residents to ensure their passports are up to date before booking their holidays. With up to a fourfold increase in passport applications projected for 2022, people looking to go abroad this summer should submit applications […]

€26.6m in Funding for Kildare Roads includes €8.8m to progress Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2022 – HEYDON

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Minister Martin Heydon, has welcomed funding of €8.8m for Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2022 as part of Kildare’s allocation of €26.6m for Local and Regional Roads for 2022.

“The funding is part of an overall allocation of €26.66m towards the improvement and rehabilitation of Kildare’s local and regional […]

€5.4m in Sports Capital Funding for 79 Kildare Clubs and Sporting Organisations – HEYDON

€5.4m in Sports Capital Grants has been confirmed for 79 Sporting Clubs and organisations around County Kildare according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“I am delighted for the 79 Kildare clubs and sporting organisations who have received confirmation today of the award of Sports Capital Grants totaling just over €5.4m. It […]

Commission Report on Defence Forces will Generate Real Debate and Increase Investment in Key Areas – HEYDON

The report of the Commission of the Defence Forces published yesterday has been welcomed by Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

“I welcome the publication of this long awaited report on the future and strength of our Defence Forces and I thank all those on the Commission who worked on it.  I hope […]