Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: February 2018

€942,000 Local Improvement Scheme allocation for Galway

Galway has been allocated €942,000 under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme which has been launched today by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD. I’m delighted to confirm the allocation of €942,000 for Galway County Council as part of the Local Improvement Scheme. The Scheme provides investment in roads… Continue Reading

Launch of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Implementation Review 2017 & 2018 Action Plan

On Wedneday I launched, with Minister for Communications, Denis Naughton, the Mobile Broadband Taskforce Implementation Review for 2017 and the 2018 Action Plan. Some of the actions achieved include the establishment of Broadband Officers at every city and county council the identification of mobile phone coverage blackspots and solutions for these the increase of ducting… Continue Reading

Government funding for Atlantic Economic Corridor Officers at local authorities including Galway and Mayo

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I can confirm funding of €300,000 to the ten local authorities along the Atlantic Economic Corridor. The funding of €30,000 per local authority is to support the designation of an Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) officer in each of city and county councils included… Continue Reading

Vital work of Mountain Rescue Teams recognised through funding from the Rural and Community Development Department

My Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development, has, in the past year, provided an allocation of €448,000 to support Mountain Rescue Ireland organisations with a further €88,000 for 2018. The funding comprises €360,000 under the CLAR scheme which has been put to use by Mountain Rescue organisations, including Galway Mountain Rescue and Mayo… Continue Reading

National Planning Framework seeks to promote growth, not cap it

The scare mongering by some opposition politicians in claiming that the National Planning Framework (NPF) will limit population in counties and towns is needlessly causing concern among communities. The Plan sets ambitious targets for growth, not population caps. There are no caps on the future population of any county or town specified in the NPF.… Continue Reading