Martin Heydon TD is Minister of State with 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.
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 Affairs; 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.