Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: February 2018

Legislation for Galway – Mayo fibre broadband network introduced in Seanad

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I am leading the Telecommunications Services (Ducting and Cables) Bill through the Oireachtas. The Bill concerns the Galway Mayo ducting and cables telecommunications network which was installed as part of the Corrib Gas pipeline project and subsequently gifted to the State. The ducting and cable… Continue Reading

Project Ireland 2040 will help us to develop our country in a sensible and sustainable way

Project Ireland 2040 is a comprehensive plan which will help us to develop our country in sensible and sustainable way. Project Ireland 2040 contains both the National Planning Framework and the ten year National Development Plan through which €115 billion will be invested in vital infrastructure. The National Planning Framework has been shaped by extensive… Continue Reading

Meeting with National Ambulance Service

New ambulance crew to be assigned to Galway in coming weeks 112 new paramedics per annum undergoing training €45m for new ambulance service vehicles across the country over last three years   Last week I had a very informative visit to the National Ambulance Service Control Centre in Tallaght and a constructive meeting with the… Continue Reading

Second Stage Speech on the Island Fisheries Bill 2017

Bhí mé ag éisteacht leis an díospóireacht ar an teilifís i m’oifig sular tháinig mé isteach sa Teach agus gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis na Teachtaí Dála uilig. Is mian liom a rá arís go bhfuil sé mar phríomhaidhm i gclár an Rialtais seo geilleagar láidir a thógáil agus sochaí cothrom a chur ar fáil ionas… Continue Reading

Significant Progress by Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I am Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce which held its most recenty quarterly meeting this week. The Taskforce, which is also chaired by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, includes representatives from across Government departments, local… Continue Reading

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