Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: November 2014

Broadband Maps for National Plan Published

This week The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, TD published online national and county maps that identify the homes, businesses and schools where commercial providers will deliver high-speed broadband access by the end of 2016.Minister White said that the State would invest in all the remaining areas to ensure that every… Continue Reading

Balancing Payments under Single Farm Payment Scheme to begin on 1st December

Balancing payments for farmers in Galway and Mayo under the 2014 Single Farm Payment Scheme will begin on 1st December. The payments totalling €35.99 million in Galway and €26.6 million in Mayo will benefit 10,906 farmers in Galway and 10,286 in Mayo. These payments are an essential part of many farmers’ budgets. Farmers in Galway… Continue Reading

JobsPlus is working in Galway and Mayo to get people back to work

JobsPlus ‐ the incentive scheme to encourage businesses to recruit long term unemployed – has benefited 290 people in Galway and Mayo since its introduction in July 2013. In Galway 157 companies are participating in the scheme providing employment to 194 jobseekers while in Mayo 73 companies are providing employment for 96 jobseekers under the… Continue Reading

PQ No. 74 – 27th November – Pension Levy Proceeds and Abolition

To ask the Minister for Finance if it is under consideration or if it will be considered, as a mechanism for reducing taxation and giving back to taxpayers, to return all or portions of the pension levy, a levy which was introduced to fund job creation initiatives, particularly in the context of the improving financial… Continue Reading

PQ No. 38 – 27th November – New School Accommodation and the Increase in Enrolments

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills with the increase in enrolments in 2015 and for the next number of years her plans to ensure additional capacity with particular reference to Galway city and county.. – Seán Kyne. Freagra Minister Jan O’Sullivan My Department is currently analysing the latest demographic data on a nationwide… Continue Reading