Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: June 2019

New social welfare legislation published this week will provide new supports for the self-employed

The Social Welfare Bill 2019, which was examined by the Government at the Cabinet meeting earlier this week introduces a new social insurance scheme for people running their own business or setting up a new one. The legislation has been published by Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD and achieves a… Continue Reading

Breis infheistíochta ceadaithe do Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga sna Scoileanna Gaeltachta

Tá € 3.6 milliún leithdháilte agam don Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga an tseachtain seo. Faoin Scéim seo, tacaíonn cúntóirí teanga le daltaí i 135 scoil Ghaeltachta i gcontaetha na Gaillimhe, Mhaigh Eo, Dhún na nGall, Chiarraí, Chorcaí, Phort Láirge agus na Mí. Téann an Scéim seo chun tairbhe dár dteanga dhúchasach sa seomra ranga agus… Continue Reading

An Spidéal Project first in country to draw down funding from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

The gTeic hub in An Spidéal is the first project to receive funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in the country. Údarás na Gaeltachta has already drawn down €175,000 of the almost €550,000 in funding for the new gTeic digital and innovation hub in An Spidéal which is well underway and on which… Continue Reading

Ambitious Climate Action Plan sets out responsible and realistic steps to help tackle climate breakdown

Today (Monday) I attended a special Cabinet Meeting at Government Buildings on the Climate Action Plan. This cross-departmental and cross-agency plan is an ambitious and comprehensive plan that sets out how we can manage the transition to a low carbon economy and society in a responsible and realistic way. It contains over 180 actions with… Continue Reading