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:


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.

New Fund for Agri-Business Start Ups recognises importance of this sector for Rural Ireland – Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chair of Fine Gael’s Internal Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the launch by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton of a new €250,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for start-up enterprises in the Agri-Business Sector.

Agriculture portfolio is a great win for Ireland - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that Phil Hogan is to be the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

4% increase in number of people at work in mid-eastern counties - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday), welcomed the publication of the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey which points to an increase in employment and a decrease in emigration in Kildare.

New Defence Minister Coveney Welcomed - Heydon

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has today (Friday) welcomed the appointment of Minister Simon Coveney as the new Minister for Defence in addition to his role as Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. He follows in the footsteps of his father former Minister Hugh Coveney, who served as Minister for Defence and Minister for the Marine from 1994 to 1995