Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: October 2017

Launch of the NESC ‘Conversations on the Circular Economy in Ireland’

What is the Circular Economy? For those of us new to the term ‘Circular Economy’, it is understandable that it might need some explaining. Sometimes the quickest route to understanding is when someone paints you a picture.  Dr. O’Rafferty has painted a very vivid picture of what the circular economy means and what it means… Continue Reading

Progress on the development of Local Digital Strategies

As Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, representing the Department of Rural and Community Development, I am delighted to be able to confirm progress on the development of local digital strategies for each city and county council. The development of Local Digital Strategies by every city and county council in the country is… Continue Reading

Speech to the Charities Institute Annual Conference

Thank you for your invitation to say a few words at the beginning of what, I’m sure, is going to be a very robust and productive day for you. Charity sector The charity sector has played and continues to play a key role in Irish society. There are nearly nine thousand registered charities in Ireland… Continue Reading

Investment in NUIG a boost for Galway, the West and the Atlantic Economic Corridor 

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne TD has said the investment of €60 million by way of a low-cost, long-term loan to NUI Galway will greatly benefit Galway and the West as well as the university itself. Commented Minister Kyne:… Continue Reading

Galway and Mayo to benefit with funding for community sports measures 

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I have approved funding from the Dormant Accounts  fund of €2.9 million for projects administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The projects being funded include the establishment of community sports hubs, community coaching programmes, youth leadership programmes, as well as sports measures… Continue Reading