Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: November 2017

Significant progress being made by the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, representing the Department of Rural and Community Development, I am very encouraged by the progress being made by the Taskforce in improving mobile phone coverage and broadband access for households, businesses and communities. A commitment in the Programme for Partnership Government, the Mobile Phone and Broadband… Continue Reading

Communities across Galway to benefit from special 60th anniversary Tidy Towns’ Competition funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development

€63,000 has been allocated to Galway’s Tidy Towns’ Groups as part of a scheme to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tidy Towns’ Competition. The funding is part of a national allocation of €1.4 million announced by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Minister Michael Ring TD. This grant scheme recognises… Continue Reading

Additional Government allocation of €1.35 million to support developments involving GMIT and NUI Galway

Additional funding of €1.35 million has been allocated for West of Ireland higher education institutions. The €1.35 million allocation for 2017 – 2018 is in addition to the €2.57 million already provided by the Government through the Higher Education Authority for developing the Connacht Ulster Alliance Technological University, involving GMIT, and for the merger of… Continue Reading

Decision on Galway Weir welcome

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I welcome the decision to immediately re-open the Galway Weir for bookings. The decision follows a meeting between the board and senior management of Inland Fisheries Ireland and I last week. I believe the decision addresses concerns over the future of Galway Weir which will continue… Continue Reading

Work progressing to resolve issues with orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park

Officials from the Saolta Hospital Group have confirmed to me that works are underway on repairing the roof of the orthopaedic theatre building and on setting up temporary theatre facilities. The roof of the existing theatre facility was accidentally damaged during works on the air filtration system. The tender process to put in new temporary… Continue Reading