Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: December 2017

€2.2 million in funding for 115 angling development and conservation projects

While visiting on-going river enhancement projects on the Grange River, a major tributary of the Clare River in Galway, I announced funding, to the value of €2.2m, by Inland Fisheries Ireland to 115 angling development and conservation initiatives as part of its National Strategy for Angling Development, Salmon Conservation Fund and Midlands Fisheries Fund. The projects, which… Continue Reading

New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors

26 new apprenticeships have been launched today as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018. The structured education and on-the-job training which apprenticeships provide is a feature of strong economies and forms part of a more varied, stronger mix of further and higher education options. Apprenticeships can be a better pathway to a… Continue Reading

Tidy Towns – Midlands and East Region Awards

This year’s SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the Midlands and East region were presented today, Tuesday 5th December, at a prize-giving ceremony in the Community Centre, Skerries, Co Dublin.  SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Minister of State, Sean Kyne, T.D., and Niall O Callaghan, Community and Sponsorship Manager with Supervalu, proud sponsors… Continue Reading

All 235 Primary Schools in Galway to benefit from Minor Works Grant Scheme

Grants represent a minimum of €1.869 million for Galway Primary Schools   My colleague, Minister for Education, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me that all 235 primary schools in Galway will receive funding under the Minor Works Grant Scheme in the coming weeks. The grants are worth a base €5,500 for each school with an additional €18.50… Continue Reading

Ground-breaking Heart Failure medication approved by HSE

From today, Friday, 1st December a new ground-breaking medication for heart failure is available to patients in Ireland under the Primary Care Reimbursement Scheme. Having raised the availability of this new, innovative medication with Health Minster, Simon Harris TD, I am delighted that the HSE’s Medicines Management Programme has approved the reimbursement of ‘Entresto’ heart… Continue Reading