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Grants for vacant properties expanded to rural and urban areas in Kildare


Grants of up to €50,000 for homeowners of vacant and derelict properties have been extended to rural areas and so will be available in all areas of Kildare under the Croí Conaithe Towns scheme, which was first launched in July, according to Minister Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said, “This expansion is very welcome news for those […]

€4.277m Government Funding Confirmed to Progress Athy Food, Drink & Skills Hub

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation today (Thursday) from his colleague Minister Heather Humphreys of Government funding of €4.277m for the planned Food, Drink & Skills Hub at the former Model School in Athy under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.


“This is another fantastic investment for Athy in a project that will help […]

Diageo Submits Planning Permission for Purpose Built Brewery on Newbridge Site

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has said that the submission of formal planning permission by Diageo for their €200m purpose built brewery in Newbridge is a key step in progress towards this state of the art development for South Kildare.


Minister Heydon said, “Diageo announced plans for this significant investment in a […]

Fine Gael backing jobs and enterprise in Kildare – HEYDON

Supporting small jobs and businesses in Kildare will be the focus of a specially organised conference by Fine Gael, according to Fine Gael Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon.

The ‘Small Business and Enterprise Conference’ which will be held at Thomond Park stadium, Limerick, on Saturday, 24th September, should be beneficial […]

Historic new agreement will provide Kildare early learning and childcare workers with pay increases and new wage structures – HEYDON

A new pay agreement that will increase earnings and provide a new wage structure for early learning and childcare workers in Kildare, alongside a commitment to freeze parental fees, has been approved as part of Government’s €221m Core Funding Scheme, Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

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 […]

Minister Heydon announces major investment in farm safety

Funding provided for the procurement of 18 farm machinery simulators

Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, T.D., today announced the provision of funding to Teagasc for the procurement of farm machinery simulators for use in agricultural colleges.

Making the announcement about the […]

New funding for 5 Kildare retailers to grow and enhance online capability – HEYDON

New funding has been announced for Kildare retail businesses to expand their online offering and presence to customers at home and abroad, according to Fine Gael Minister and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon was speaking after Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English announced more than 200 retailers around the Country […]

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 […]