Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Record job growth by Geoscience Ireland companies, 354 new jobs in 2017

A survey of the  companies comprising the Geoscience Ireland (GI) business cluster has shown that 128 new jobs were created in the second half of 2017. This brings the overall job creation figure for 2017 to 354,  276 of which were created by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)– the largest yearly growth since its… Continue Reading

Funding for Galway Volunteer Centre and Mayo Volunteer Bureau

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I have allocated funding to support volunteering organisations across the country including the Galway Volunteer Centre and the Mayo Volunteer Bureau. The funding is part of a national allocation of €3.5 million. With the funding my Department is supporting volunteer centres in 21… Continue Reading

€12.5 million allocated for 57 new social homes in Galway

€12.5 million to Galway City Council for the provision of 57 new homes at two locations in the east of the City. The funding is being provided by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under the Rebuilding Ireland’s ‘Local Authority Housing Construction Programme’. Under the allocation €10.7 million will fund the construction of… Continue Reading

Minister Ring’s visit to North West Connemara

On my invitation my colleague Minister Michael Ring visited North West Connemara to meet with local community groups and businesses including Connemara Community Radio, Forum Connemara, Letterfrack Tidy Towns, Connemara Carpets, GMIT Letterfrack and Connemara West. The Minister also viewed some of the projects being funded by our Department, the Department of Rural and Community… Continue Reading

Launch of new Social Enterprise Development Fund

The €1.6M fund is the largest of its kind to be invested in Ireland’s social enterprise sector A new €1.6m fund to support social enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Galway City and County Councils, Mayo County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland. The Fund… Continue Reading

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