Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: December 2015

Funding to organisations providing support to persons affected by abuse must be increased in line with Tusla’s increased budget

In the Dáil recently during questions to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs I raised several issues regarding the funding of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency but stressed that consultation must take place with the Oireachtas and with stakeholders as to how the funding will be spent. Raising the issue in the Dáil… Continue Reading

30 new beds for UHG Emergency Department as new facility to go to design and planning in 2016

In the Dáil the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar confirmed to me that thirty new beds for the Emergency Department at UHG are to open later this month/early in January. I raised UHG with Minister Varadkar during Questions to the Minister for Health and also sought figures on the number of additional staff that have… Continue Reading

Government launches flood damage assistance fund

Public Consultation on flood defences underway The devastation caused by Storm Desmond has emphasised the urgent need to tackle flooding and put in place defences and other works. In the space of twenty four hours Galway received one month’s worth of rain which caused widespread flooding across the county with further flooding occurring as surface… Continue Reading

Galway to benefit from extra Government funding for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Extra capital funding needed for Udaras na Gaeltachta At the Oireachtas Committee for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation this week we examined the additional €50 million in funding which the Government is providing to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The funding is being allocated across three agency/programme areas including the IDA, Science Foundation Ireland… Continue Reading