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€1.07million for improvement works on non-public rural roads and laneways in Kildare

Kildare South TD, Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed a funding allocation of almost €1.1million for repairs and improvement works on non-public rural roads and laneways under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) which will contribute to the development of rural communities across Kildare.
Minister Heydon said, “This allocation of €1,074,515 for Kildare is a game-changer for our […]

Minister Martin Heydon Reappointed to Department of Agriculture as Minister of State

Kildare’s Minister Martin Heydon has been re-appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture by newly appointed Taoiseach Simon Harris.
Speaking following his reappointment today (Wednesday) Minister Heydon said: “I am again honoured to be asked to serve in Government by An Taoiseach Simon Harris and to continue my work as Fine Gael’s voice […]

National Flag to fly on St Brigid’s public holiday

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has received confirmation from the office of the Taoiseach that the National Flag will be flown on our new public holiday in honour of St. Brigid.
Minister Heydon said: “I had highlighted the importance of this new public holiday with the Taoiseach’s office and questioned if […]

February 2nd, 2024|Press Release|

Cllr Paddy Curran Co-Opted to Kildare County Council for Fine Gael

Cllr Paddy Curran has been co-opted as a member of Kildare County Council for the Kildare Electoral Area representing Fine Gael.  His appointment was confirmed at a meeting of Kildare County Council today and follows the resignation of Cllr Mark Stafford in July when he was appointed as County Registrar for Co. Louth.

Speaking following the […]

Additional capital funding of €170,000 for Further Education and Training in Kildare

Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has confirmed €170,000 for Kildare Wicklow ETB following an announcement of funding of €5.4 million in further education capital grants for Education and Training Boards (ETBs) by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD.


The new funding is in addition to €8 million […]

HEYDON notes Constituency Review Report & Welcomes Protection of Kildare County Boundary

Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon has noted the contents of the Constituency Review Report of the Electoral Commission published this morning.  The report recommends an increase of 14 TD’s nationally with 4 new constituencies, while in Kildare, Kildare South remains a 4 seat constituency while Kildare North increases to a 5 […]

Sports Capital and Equipment Programme to Benefit Kildare Clubs and Organisations

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP), the primary vehicle of the Government for supporting sports clubs and communities in developing sports infrastructure nationwide, is set to open for new applications on 17 July. Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon confirmed increased funding opportunities and a renewed focus on climate action and gender equality.


Minister […]

€1.78 Million Investment Confirmed for Maynooth University Campus

Kildare South TD and Minister, Martin Heydon, announced a significant investment of €1.78 million to enhance facilities at Maynooth University. This funding will primarily be allocated towards improving campus accessibility for individuals with disabilities, as well as implementing crucial upgrades that benefit students studying in Kildare.


Minister Heydon said, “My colleague, the Minister for Further and […]

New housing measures will see more homes built more quickly in Kildare

Extra measures agreed by Cabinet today under the Housing for All plan will speed up home building and drive down building costs in Kildare, according to Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minister Martin Heydon.

Minister Heydon said that these additional provisions are good news for home buyers, renters and builders. “There are three strands to […]