Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: April 2017

Funding for the West under Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs’ Music Capital Scheme

Almost €24,000 has been allocated to music groups and musicians in Galway and Mayo under the Music Capital Scheme. The scheme comprises of two distinct awards that provide funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups and to professional musicians. Almost €200,000 in funding will be distributed amongst 22 performing groups and… Continue Reading

Making Work Pay Report will help more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo enter workplace

The ‘Making Work Pay’ Report has been launched and will, I believe, help support more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo into the workplace.  Launched by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health, Simon Harris the ‘Making Work Pay’ Report was compiled by an interdepartmental group chaired by economist, Professor Frances… Continue Reading

Legislation introduced to help tackle river pollution and poaching

As Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources I have introduced legislation into the Dáil to tackle poaching and pollution of our rivers and to empower Inland Fisheries Ireland to continue to carefully and responsibly manage our inland fisheries natural resource. The Bill – the Inland Fisheries Amendment Bill  – amends existing legislation and… Continue Reading