Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Results prove effectiveness of LEO leadership on local employment

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed the results from Galway’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Mayo’s LEO for 2016 which resulted in 79 and 116 across the counties respectively. The figures show that Galway’s LEO has worked with… Continue Reading

Irish Launch of €5.2 million EU Community Climate Action Project

Initiative encourages knowledge sharing between scientists and local communities to protect coastal tourism and heritage sites from climate change  On Thursday I launched a new project called CHERISH. The Geological Survey Ireland, an agency under the remit of my Department, is one of the two Irish partners in this new European funded cross-border project: CHERISH (Climate,… Continue Reading

New sewage treatment plants for four Galway towns and villages

Irish Water has confirmed to me that work is progressing on four new sewage treatment plants for Galway. The four projects in An Spideal, An Cheathru Rua, Roundstone and Ahascragh have been bundled together for the design and planning phase. I warmly welcome the progress on these projects for Galway which will directly benefit thousands… Continue Reading

€4 million in Capital Funding for Childcare Services

Ring-fenced funding for community-based and operated childcare services €4 million in capital funding has been allocated by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone under the 2017 Early Years Capital Funding Programme to improve childcare services. The funding has a number of aims including increasing the number of childcare places, improving and maintaining buildings and… Continue Reading

Climate Change focus of NUIG’s Energy Night

On Wednesday last I was delighted to speak at the seventh annual, student-run, Energy Night at NUI Galway. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Ireland’s Response to the Paris Agreement’. Climate Change is probably one of the greatest challenges facing us – everyone across the world – and one doesn’t need to be an… Continue Reading