Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: May 2018

Over €275,000 for Galway under new Community Enhancement Programme

€275,000 has been allocated for Galway under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s new Community Enhancement Programme. The CEP is the successor to last year’s Community Facilities Scheme and also includes the RAPID Scheme. It is a more flexible scheme which will help provide targeted funding to communities. The new Community Enhancement Programme, which has been launched… Continue Reading

40 extra posts brings to 820 the number of Special Needs Assistants supporting pupils in Galway

Increase of over 36% in number of SNAs for Galway since 2011   Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me that the number of SNAs supporting pupils at primary, secondary and special schools across Galway will rise from 778.9 for the current school year to 819.8 for the school year starting in… Continue Reading

Progress on Eel Fishermen Support Scheme as Consultation with Revenue Begins

As Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment with responsibility for Natural Resources and Inland Fisheries I outlined, in the Seanad, the progress on the establishment of a support scheme for eel fishermen. My Department has notified the European Commission of our intention to fund a support scheme for former eel fishermen who… Continue Reading

Over €165,000 in funding to support coastal community projects

Funding of over €165,000 has been allocated to 27 projects in Galway, Mayo and the West under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme which is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the EU. My colleague, Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Michael Creed has confirmed the allocations as part of a national… Continue Reading

Launch of Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations

On Thursday I launched the Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations which provides a series of recommendations to the Charities Regulatory Authority on how the governance of charities should be regulated. The recommendations provide realistic and proportionate guidance on the best type of framework for ensuring that charities in Ireland are governed effectively. Volunteers… Continue Reading