Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2014 – Second Stage

I welcome the news that the legal difficulties in arriving at a contract have been resolved between the Irish Medical Organisation and the Department of Health.  This is certainly something that general practitioners raised with many Deputies during recent months, both individually and collectively at a meeting that I attended at the Ardilaun Hotel in… Continue Reading

PQ – 29th May – Update on Colaiste na Coirbe & Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh

Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the progress at securing new premises and-or new sites for schools (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Deputy Seán Kyne: I would like the Minister of State to provide an update… Continue Reading

Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014: Second Stage

As we look at the election results from across Europe, we can see the success of many anti-immigration parties.  Whether or not this is born of frustration with economic conditions, which often fuels anti-immigrant attitudes and sentiments, it is unfortunate.  In this country there is often a negative and unrealistic perception of immigration, which is… Continue Reading

PQ No. 15 – 28th May – Improvements in National Passport Service

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the improvements that have accrued in processing times and overall customer service with the introduction of an appointments structure at the main Dublin passport office; and if, in the interests of regional balance, consideration will be given to the establishment of a passport office… Continue Reading

PQ No. 176 – 27th May – The Strategic Banking Corporation & Local Authorities

To ask the Minister for Finance if it is envisaged that the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will be available to local authorities and other regional organisations to assist in leveraging finance for small-to-medium scale infrastructure projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter.   REPLY. As the Deputy will be aware,… Continue Reading