Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Galway Receives Highest National Road Allocation in Country

Galway has received the highest allocation of funding for national road projects in the country. Galway City Council is to receive a total allocation of €643,452 while Galway County Council will receive an allocation of €23,066,405. Among the projects to be funded in 2014 are: N6 Bothar na dTreabh Improvement  – €250,000 Galway City By-Pass –… Continue Reading

Grant for mountain rescue teams to be considered by Minister Varadkar – Kyne

Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne, has welcomed comments by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, saying that he will consider the possibility of a grant scheme for capital expenditure on equipment for mountain rescue teams to assist in the vital services they provide on a daily basis to… Continue Reading

Welcome progress following revelations on Childcare Facilities Failings

€0.5m from Budget to strengthen Childcare Inspections Scheme The inspection process for childcare facilities has been greatly strengthened and made more transparent following the revelations of serious failures exposed by the RTÉ TV programme, Prime Time. The issue was raised in the Dáil on Tuesday by Galway West TD, Sean Kyne who questioned the Minister… Continue Reading

The Social Welfare and Pensions (No.2) Bill 2013 – Second Stage Speech

It goes without saying that the mechanics of pensions are quite complex, with many different figures, formulae, terms and conditions, as well as rules and regulations.  A consequence of this is that legislation pertaining to pensions can easily be hijacked and manipulated in the public domain.  Legislative changes can be used to stir up worries… Continue Reading

Speed Awareness Courses would help lower road fatalities and injuries

A system of Speed Awareness courses, similar to those operating successfully in the UK, should be introduced to reduce speed-related fatalities and injuries on our roads. Galway West Fine Gael Deputy, Sean Kyne, put the idea to Transport Minister, Leo Varadkar, TD, during the Dáil debate on the Road Traffic No. 2 Bill. An Garda… Continue Reading