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Families of Missing Persons meet Minister for Justice

A number of families of missing persons including Michael and Bernadette Jacob, parents of Deirdre Jacob who was last seen in Newbridge on 28th of July 1998, recently attended a meeting with the Minister for Justice, according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon.
Minister Martin Heydon said “I recently attended […]

February 16th, 2024|Justice|

Reforms to reduce reoffending and set minimum tariffs for life sentences will keep Kildare communities safe – HEYDON

Reforms to reduce reliance on custodial sentences and set minimum tariffs for life sentences will help keep Kildare communities safe, a Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said: “I welcome this week’s Cabinet approval of the Review of Policy Options for Prison and Penal Reform 2022-2024, which […]

New Recruitment for Gardaí now Open at

Martin Heydon TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party is encouraging anyone with an interest in joining An Garda Siochana to apply for one of the new positions now available. Applications are now being accepted on until Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Welcoming the campaign, Deputy Heydon said: “The mission […]

April 5th, 2019|Justice, Your Area|

Update on Gambling Control Bill

Last week I received an update in the Dáil on the Gambling Control Bill from Minister David Stanton. This Bill is a very important piece of legislation that will provide a comprehensive new licensing and a regulatory framework that will help to assist those who suffer with problem gambling.

February 20th, 2018|Justice, Press Release|

New Garda Allocated to Kilcullen Area

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of the allocation of an additional Garda to the Kilcullen station following a recent review of resources.  Garda Jonathan Brien will start in Kilcullen on October 9th.  He will join Sergeant Mary Mulroe, Garda Joanne O Sullivan and Garda Jim Lacy.

“Since the Garda training college […]

September 23rd, 2017|Justice, Kilcullen, Press Release|

Funding for CCTV & Text Alert Groups in Rural Communities to Fight Crime


Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed the confirmation by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan of additional funding towards Community CCTV schemes and Text alert groups.  The Minister confirmed the amounts at the Ploughing last week.

“As a member of Kildare’s Joint Policing Committee sub-committee working on a new policy for CCTV schemes in the […]

Fine Gael Bring Community CCTV To South Kildare

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has led a delegation of Kildare South Fine Gael Mayors to meet with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to discuss the implementation of a Community based CCTV system across South Kildare communities.

The meeting following confirmation by the Department of Justice last April that grant aid would be made available […]

Funding now Available for CCTV

Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has been informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, that her Department has announced a grant-aid scheme to assist community groups with establishing community-based CCTV systems.

“Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to […]