Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Tosaíochtaí an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta do 2017

Mar Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, is í an Straitéis 20-Bliain don Ghaeilge 2010-2030 an chloch is mó ar mo phaidrín. I bhfianaise a thábhachtaí is atá an Straitéis mar chloch coirnéil don Ghaeilge, leanfaidh mé orm ag plé le mo chomhghleacaithe Aireachta le cinntiú go dtugtar tosaíocht don Straitéis sna Ranna ábhartha agus leanfaidh… Continue Reading

Flexibility on Rural Social Scheme limits following Galway meeting with Minister Varadkar

  The Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, has confirmed to me that existing participants on the Rural Social Scheme will not be subject to the new six year term limit. The new term limit will only apply to new participants and is designed to ensure that as many people as possible can avail of the… Continue Reading

Unemployment in West falls to lowest rate since 2008

Year-on-Year fall of over one quarter in unemployment rate The latest CSO jobs figures which show that unemployment has fallen significantly over the past year. The figures from the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey, which specifically measures unemployment, shows that year-on-year the unemployment rate in the West has fallen by over one quarter from 10.6% at… Continue Reading

EmployAbility Galway’s 100 Jobs Campaign

I was delighted to join my colleague Finian McGrath, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, when he visited Galway this week to announced the results of EmployAbility Galway’s 100 Jobs Campaign. The event took place at the Galway Technology Centre in Mervue. EmployAbility Galway launched the 100 Jobs Campaign last June by… Continue Reading