Martin Heydon TD

Martin Heydon TD was elected to the 31st Dail following the General Election in February 2011.

Martin is a native of South Kildare living near Kilcullen. He attended Crookstown N.S., Cross & Passion College Kilcullen and Kildalton Agricultural College.

He has been actively involved in community activities and sports and was an officer of his local football club St Laurence's for the past 10 years.

He became involved in politics and joined Fine Gael in 2008 as he believed his youth, energy and enthusiasm could help to put people first and make a difference.

He was elected to Kildare County Council in June 2009 at his first attempt. He was replaced on Kildare County Council following his Dail election in February 2011 by Cllr Ivan Keatley.

If you have an issue that you would like to discuss with Martin, please feel free to contact his office at 045-487624 or email him at martin.heydon@oireachtas.ie:


Extension of betting shop opening hours included in Finance Bill- Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday) welcomed the inclusion in the Finance Bill amendments of a provision to extend the opening hours of licenced bookmaking premises from 7am in the morning to 10pm in the evening during winter hours.

Good news for farmers as agreement reached in beef forum - Heydon

Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Thursday), welcomed the news that farmers and processors have reached an agreement on the beef issue. An agreement was reached in the early hours of this morning at the beef forum chaired by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD.

ESB submission should have significant impact on Eirgrid’s review of Gridlink- Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has questioned the need for the Gridlink project on the basis of an ESB submission on national energy policy. Deputy Heydon was speaking in the Dáil this evening (Thursday), where he questioned Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD, on the matter.

Huge opportunities for beef farmers in China – Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed the news from the Irish trade mission to China, marking a major step forward in opening up the export of Irish beef to that country.

Budget 2015 shows due recognition for the bloodstock industry – Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) said that Budget 2015 is good news for the horse racing and breeding industries. Deputy Heydon was speaking after Minister Noonan announced €18 million in additional funding for the Horse and Greyhound Fund over the next three years and an additional investment of €5m for the country’s racecourses.