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Minister of State Martin Heydon T.D.

Added 05.08.20

Martin Heydon TD is 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 was appointed to this role in July 2020.  He is a TD for the Kildare South constituency, first elected in 2011.

Martin was Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party from 2016 to 2020.  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 and lives on his family farm with his wife and three children. Martin is a past pupil of Kildalton Agricultural College.