Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: June 2013

Second Stage speech on The Protection of Human Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this issue is the one on which I have received the most correspondence since my election to the House. I have received emails, letters, postcards, telephone calls and messages on social media. I have met hundreds of people, sometimes in Leinster House, but mostly in my constituency and at clinics. I was the… Continue Reading

225 college places on over a dozen courses in Galway 3rd Level Institutions included in new Springboard plan

225 college places are being made available at NUI Galway and GMIT as part of the new round of Springboard for 2013. The places are available free of charge for people in receipt of job-seekers payments and are designed to help job-seekers to gain a qualification in a new career area. The selected courses are… Continue Reading

Galway to receive over one quarter of Arts Council’s funding for summer festivals

Galway is to receive €543,000 in funding for arts festivals over the summer from the Arts Council. The amount represents over one quarter of the total spend of €2.1 million from the Council which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht. Funding is being made available to three Galway festivals including €470,000… Continue Reading

PQ No. 570 – 18th June ’13 – Registered Nurse Prescribers

To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be afforded to extending the remit of registered nurse prescribers, who have previously been permitted to prescribe medication for nursing home/residential care centres, so as to enable such professionals to write prescriptions for medical card holders in the same facility; and if he will make a… Continue Reading