Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Reform of Early Childhood Care & Education Programme will boost funding to Pre-Schools

Extra funding is being made available to more pre-school providers through a reform of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)  Higher Capitation model to support capacity building and quality development across pre-schools. The changes will take effect from September  2016, the Minster for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly has informed me. From September 2016 in… Continue Reading

Minister Varadkar confirms that new 75 bed ward block is a significant increase in number of beds at UHG

Minister Varadkar has confirmed to me that the new €17.6 million state-of-the-art 75 bed ward block are additional beds for UHG. I was dismayed and disappointed to read a statement by Senator Hildegarde Naughton this week which said that the new 75 bed ward block would not result in a single extra bed for UHG. The… Continue Reading

Over €6 million in extra funding for Galway’s road provided under Severe Weather Fund

Fine Gael TD and Election Candidate for Galway West, Seán Kyne has welcomed the granting of over €6 million in extra funding for Galway’s roads. The funding has been allocated under the Severe Weather Allocation Fund to help Galway’s City and County Council carry out repairs arising from the winter storms. The additional funding brings… Continue Reading

Significant reduction in Galway office space vacancies shows strength of recovery

Work underway on increasing supply Fine Gael TD and General Election Candidate for Galway West/Mayo South, Seán Kyne has said the significant reduction in office space vacancies shows the strength of the recovery in Galway. A report published this week shows that the Galway office rental market, with a 24% annual increase, had its strongest… Continue Reading