Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: November 2015

Back to Work Family Dividend supporting 640 families in Galway and Mayo

The ‘Back to Work Family Dividend’, introduced in January, is supporting over 400 families in Galway and 228 in Mayo. The figures were supplied by way of Dáil question which I raised in in the Dáil with Minister for Social Protection and Tánaiste Joan Burton. The Back to Work Family Dividend’ was introduced as part… Continue Reading

The Start-Up Gathering and Government Plans for Supporting Start-Ups

Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will report on the Startup Gathering 2015, which took place last month; if he has analysed the events and continuously monitored the impact, which was hoped to include the creation of at least 2,500 new jobs within the next 12 months; and if… Continue Reading

JobsPlus Incentive supporting companies and workers across Galway and Mayo

Figures show Galway as third most popular county for take-up of Incentive Recently in the Dáil I raised the progress of JobsPlus with  the Minister for Social Protection, Tanaiste Joan Burton. Figures show that JobPlus is supporting 230 companies to employ 293 workers in Galway and is supporting 122 companies in Mayo in employing 155… Continue Reading

Government intervenes to cover County Council funding shortfall

I welcome the intervention by the Government regarding the shortfall in County Council funding which arose over the re-evaluation of rates. Paudie Coffey, Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has confirmed to me that funding of €573,554 has been allocated to Galway County Council to assist with the drop… Continue Reading