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Dáil Debates

€4m Allocated to Address Long-Term Vacancy and Dereliction in Kildare

€4 million has been allocated to Kildare County Council as part of efforts to end long-term vacancy and dereliction in towns across Kildare, as part of a wider €150 million announcement by Government, according to Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon. Announced as part of the quarterly Housing for All progress update, the funding […]

Time to support Local broadcasters by waiving levy

It is time to support local broadcasters in Kildare and surrounding areas by waiving or significantly reducing the broadcast levy, Fine Gael Minister and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said.


Minister Heydon said, “The broadcast levy covers the operating costs of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The establishment of the Future of Media Commission, […]

Changes to Lending Rules will help First time Buyers and Second Time Buyers in Kildare

New changes to mortgage lending rules will help both first time buyers trying to get on the property ladder, and second time buyers looking for a fresh start, according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said, “The decision by the Central Bank to relax lending rules for first […]

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 […]

Statement regarding School Building List – Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he shares the disappointment that the latest school building list published by the Department of Education does not include a new post primary school for Kildare South.

Martin Heydon said “This week in the Dail, I had the opportunity to raise the issue of the new […]

PESCO Can Provide Benefits for Ireland, Our Defence Forces & Kildare

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today said that he believes Ireland’s participation in PESCO (Permanent Structured Cooperation) would have many positive benefits for Ireland, for the Defence Forces and for Kildare.  He was speaking during a Dail debate before a vote on the motion today (Thursday).

“I support the proposal for Ireland’s participation […]

Update from Minister Denis Naughton on Work to Improve Mobile Phone Coverage

Today in the Dail I had the opportunity to question Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Energy Denis Naughton on the work of his Department to improve mobile phone coverage around the Country with particular reference to Co. Kildare.

He outlined the report of the task force on Broadband and Mobile Phone coverage which was published […]