Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: October 2019

New project launched to help ensure Irish language versions of tech services

At the Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival I launched a new campaign which aims to ensure new technology services and products are available through Irish. ‘Míle Glór’, a thousand voices, is an initiative from Irish Language technology project, ‘’, which is aiming to record 1,000 people speaking Irish. The recordings, of people from each dialect and of… Continue Reading

Commencement of tender process for Inishbofin ferry service

  I am delighted to approve the commencement of this tender process which will be administered by the Islands Section of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht. Subject to receipt and evaluation of tenders, the new contract will come into effect on 1st January 2020 and provide a passenger ferry service between Inishbofin and Cleggan… Continue Reading

Major investment by Failte Ireland and Galway City Council to transform Galway City Museum

On Friday, I visited the Galway City Museum to announce investment of €6.64 million in the development of a new state-of-the-art museum in Galway City, which will be known as the Atlantic Museum Galway.  This is Fáilte Ireland’s largest investment in a visitor attraction to date.  Certainly, it is a clear demonstration of the Government’s… Continue Reading

Additional funding secured to support the Irish Language and Gaeltacht and Island communities

Gaeltacht communities and the Irish language will benefit from the additional funding secured in Budget 2020. The funding for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands section of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in 2020 stands at almost €58 million, a €2.5 million increase. The allocation includes an additional €1 million… Continue Reading

Budget 2020 and a No Deal Brexit

Budget 2020 protects our country from the worst of a No Deal Brexit, protects our environment with sensible climate action measures and provides targeted investment to support families and communities across Galway and the West. It has been prepared to protect our country from a No Deal Brexit, protect our communities and support families through… Continue Reading