Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: December 2013

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

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 – Second Stage Speech

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill is a very significant step on the road to our country ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  For far too long this area of law has been neglected to the extent that the current provisions are helplessly and hopelessly outdated and do not reflect the… Continue Reading

Forestry Bill 2013 – Second Stage Speech

First of all I’d like to acknowledge the excellent publication received from the Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association which gave a very interesting overview of the forestry sector. It contains some facts and figures which are very valuable to the debate. It is worth putting on record that in 2012, the forestry sector contributed some… Continue Reading

Kyne welcomes confirmation that commencement of political funding and gender quota legislation is on track

Fine Gael Galway West Deputy, Sean Kyne, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, that all elements of the Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act are on track for commencement so that the provisions can be applied in future elections. “I questioned Minister Hogan last week about… Continue Reading

PQ No. 97 – 10th December – New Garda Divisional HQ for Galway

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update on the progress of a new divisional headquarters for An Garda Síochána in Galway; when construction is expected to commence; and if there are plans for realignment of districts in Galway City and County.. – Seán Kyne   REPLY. The provision… Continue Reading