Martin Heydon was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety, and New Market Development on July 2nd, 2020. He is also Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party. He is a TD in the 32nd Dáil having previously been elected to the 31st Dail following the General Election in February 2011. Martin is the Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party and is a member of a number of Oireachtas Committees, including: Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural, and Gaeltacht Affiars; and Petitions.
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 [email protected]:
News & Statements
Resumption of horse racing on June 8th provides boost to industry – Heydon
Defence Forces continue to play vital role in COVID-19 response – Heydon
Kildare South Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon, has praised the contribution of our Defence Forces in the response to Covid-19, and welcomed the news of significant numbers of former members returning to service.
Fianna Fáil must stop attacks on media - Heydon
FIANNA Fáil attacks on media scrutiny needs to immediately stop, the Fine Gael party chairman has said.