Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: October 2014

Galway and the European Capital of Culture 2020

While plans are progressing locally for Galway’s bid to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture an unexpected delay has emerged given the absence of the formal call for submissions which the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht must initiate under the EU process. The City Council and other interested stakeholders are working to prepare an… Continue Reading

New funding secures future of Connemara Community Radio

The future of one of Ireland’s oldest community radio stations is secure following the identification of a new funding programme. Last week I raised the funding application and future of Connemara Community Radio’s future in the Dáil arising from concerns brought to me by volunteers and listeners of the service. The Letterfrack-based station serves over 11,500 people… Continue Reading

Assistance with Energy Efficient Heating

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if support schemes exist to assist with the introduction of energy efficient heating sources such as wood pellet burning and bio-mass fuels; if such schemes will be examined with a view to introducing such energy efficient means into the stock of public buildings across the… Continue Reading

State’s reform of procurement process must be fair on SMEs and take into account the local economic benefits of State contracts

State’s reform of procurement process must be fair on SMEs and take into account the local economic benefits of State contracts The State’s ongoing reform of the procurement process must take into account the indirect benefits which accrue when local small to medium-sized businesses win public service contracts. Each year the State spends over €8.5… Continue Reading

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