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Big boost for Barrow Blueway Route with further allocation of €3.9 million- HEYDON

Total funding from Department of Rural and Community Development will amount to over €9million

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed the allocation of an additional €3.9million towards the completion of the Barrow Blueway Route from Lowtown to Athy. Minister Heydon said, “This new allocation of over €3.9million towards the completion of […]

Kildare to receive €7.8m in funding for National roads and Greenways

New and improved National roads and Greenways are on the way for Kildare as Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon confirms funding of €7.8m for Kildare County Council.
Minister Martin Heydon was speaking following the Department of Transport’s announcement of €517 million for Ireland’s National roads and Greenways on Thursday. “These supports will be key to […]

New Scheme for Rural Dwellers in Kildare to build their own home – HEYDON

Minister Heydon has said the new Ready to Build Scheme will provide further housing options for people in Kildare who wish to build their own home. The scheme was launched today by Minister Peter Burke and Minister Darragh O’Brien and will support an additional two thousand new-build homes to be delivered by 2025.

Minister Heydon said: […]

Streetscapes and shopfronts in Athy to receive €100,000 funding boost – HEYDON

New funding has been announced for Athy businesses to upgrade their building facades, artwork, murals, lighting, street furniture and canopies a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon was speaking after Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced funding of €2.6 million for 26 towns […]

Rural homeowners in Kildare to benefit from €435,000 funding for upgraded laneways and non-public roads – HEYDON

Funding for the Local Improvement Scheme has been doubled to €22 million as part of Our Rural Future, the Government’s ambitious policy for rural development, resulting in a €435,000 funding total for Kildare residents, Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South has said.

Minister Heydon welcomed the news from the Minister for […]

Heydon hails Diageo’s plan to build a new €200m brewery in Newbridge

  • Diageo, makers of Guinness, to submit planning application for a €200m brewery in Newbridge
  • Facility will brew lagers and ales and will be first brewery built by Diageo in Ireland since the 1960s

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture and T.D. for Kildare South Martin Heydon has hailed plans announced by Diageo to […]

Sensible solution found on turf – HEYDON

A sensible solution has been found on the issue of turf; a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said, “Today the Government has found a sensible solution on the issue of turf. I am pleased that the revised regulations will protect traditional turf cutting practices and allow […]

Kildare workers can now benefit from New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs – HEYDON

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme is now open for workers in Kildare.  At least 10,000 hot desk working days are being provided free of charge nationwide, which is positive news for both existing hub users and those hoping to make use of these […]

€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 […]