Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Update on the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016

As the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, with responsibility for Natural Resources, I spoke on the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 which was introduced by Deputy Tony McLaughlin (Sligo Leitrim) and debated in the Dáil on Thursday 27th October. I also gave the… Continue Reading

Seoladh an Pholasaí don Oideachas Gaeltachta

Seoladh mé, le Taoiseach Enda Kenny agus an tAire Oideachais Richard Bruton, an Pholasaí ar Oideachas Gaeltachta 2017 – 2022 i Scoil Náisiúnta Mhic Dara, an Cheathrú Rua inniú. Tá an Beartas seo mar chuid lárnach den Straitéis Fiche Bliain don Ghaeilge agus léiríonn an polasaí fhís an Roinn Oideachais chun sár-oideachas trí mheán na… Continue Reading

First Ever Policy on Gaeltacht Education Launched

On Friday An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton joined me to officially launch the Government’s Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017 – 2022 in Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua. The Policy forms a central part of the Twenty Year Strategy for the Irish Language and sets out the Department of Education’s… Continue Reading

€1.7m allocated to Galway’s Local Authorities to bring over 100 Housing Units into use

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney has confirmed to me that €1.388 million has been allocated to Galway County Council for the Voids and Derelicts Programmes and 81 housing units have been included for funding. To date, 55 units have been approved with a further 26 currently being assessed. In the City,… Continue Reading

Update on Fracking Bill which is before the Dail this week

This week the Dáil will debate the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 which has been initiated by my party colleague, Deputy Tony McLaughlin (Sligo – Leitrim constituency) The issue of Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction is part of the wider mineral exploration and extraction that comes under the remit… Continue Reading

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