Martin Heydon, TD
Martin Heydon TD is Fine Gael TD for Kildare South constituency. He was first elected in 2011 and subsequently re-elected in 2016 and 2020.
Martin served as Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party from 2016 – 2020.
In July 2020 he was appointed as Minister of State with special responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
He previously served as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and was a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action which produced the cross party report on Climate Action ‘Climate Change: A Cross- Party Consensus for Action’. He has also served on Oireachtas Committees on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural, and Gaeltacht Affairs, and Petitions.
Martin is a native of South Kildare living outside Kilcullen. He attended Crookstown N.S., Cross & Passion College Kilcullen and Kildalton Agricultural College. He is married to Bríanne and they have 4 children.
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