Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: February 2019

Revenue postpones VAT changes ahead of policy review

This week Revenue has decided to postpone VAT changes regarding food supplements pending outcome of a policy review. The decision follows confirmation from the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD that a review of the VAT treatment of food supplements will be carried out. The policy review will include consultation with stakeholders including the health… Continue Reading

Over €510,000 approved to support the non-Gaeltacht island communities

As Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, I have approved a grant of €490,087 to support the non-Gaeltacht island communities. The funding will support the work of the community development companies on islands including Inishbofin in Galway, Clare Island and Inisturk in Mayo, Bere and… Continue Reading

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

€62 million in funding will be allocated to 66 projects across the country under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), which is a key part of Project Ireland 2040. Both Galway and Mayo benefit greatly from this funding. The funding is broken into two categories. Category 1 in the RRDF includes applications… Continue Reading

Regional Enterprise Plan for the West launched

Regional Enterprise Plan for the West will leverage strengths of the region to support job creation and local businesses  On Monday I attended the launch of the Regional Enterprise Plan for the West by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys at the PorterShed in the city. The Regional Enterprise Plan aims to achieve… Continue Reading

€31.69 million investment in Galway’s Regional and Local Roads for 2019

€31.69 million has been allocated for Galway’s regional and local roads for 2019. The investment includes €28.83 million for Galway County Council and €2.86 million for Galway City Council. This investment will help drive improvements to Galway’s road network across the city and county. The allocation will fund maintenance, including re-surfacing and restoration, of local… Continue Reading