Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: June 2016

Two weeks paid paternity leave for fathers welcome news for families in Galway

Listen back to my interview on Galway Bay FM on this issue and on social welfare supports and the self-employed  I warmly welcome the publication of the Paternity Bill this week by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar and Minister of Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald. The bill will provide fathers with two weeks of… Continue Reading

Constructive Meeting held on Upgrade of N59 between Oughterard to Clifden

On Wednesday I chaired a meeting at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Dublin on the Upgrade of the N59 between Oughterard and Clifden. In attendance at the 90 minute meeting were Representatives of Galway County Council, including Council Chief Executive, Mr Kevin Kelly, the Director of Services at Galway County Council, Mr Liam Gavin… Continue Reading

Continuation of Programme to Tackle Invasive Species in Corrib a Priority

  A number of constituents have raised the future of the programme to tackle the invasive species of pond weed affecting Lough Corrib with me recently. Lagorosiphon Major – Curly Leaved Waterweed more commonly referred to as ‘African Pond Weed’ – is an aggressive, invasive plant species which was discovered in the Corrib over a… Continue Reading

Increased investment beings number of Special Needs Assistants supporting pupils in Galway to 720

  From September, Galway will receive an extra 20 Special Needs Assistants bringing to over 720 the number of SNAs helping pupils in schools across Galway City and County. Pupils in 46 secondary schools in Galway will benefit from the assistance of 160 SNAs, up five on last year. Pupils attending almost 240 of Galway’s primary… Continue Reading

Galway organisations among beneficiaries of new €16.4 million funding scheme for community and voluntary sector

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed the allocation of €16.4 million in funding to community and voluntary organisations under the Scheme to Support National Organisations.  The funding will benefit several organisations either based in, or with strong links to, Galway. … Continue Reading