Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: November 2019

First groups of students conclude successful ‘Seimeastar na Gaeltachta’ in Galway and Donegal.

Last May, I was delighted to approve funding of €250,000 for the new ‘Seimeastar na Gaeltachta’ initiative operated by NUIG’s ‘Acadamh na hOllscolaíocht’ in Carna in Connemara and in Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal.   Under the programme, College students are given the opportunity to attend a semester in the Gaeltacht.  The first group of students… Continue Reading

Tá ‘Seimeastar na Gaeltachta’ críochnaithe ag na chéad ghrúpaí mic léinn i nGaillimh agus i nDún na nGall.

I mí Bhealtaine seo caite, cheadaigh mé maoiniú de €250,000 don tionscnamh nua ‘Seimeastar na Gaeltachta ’a bhí a reáchtáil ag ‘Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta’ i Carna i gConamara agus i nGaoth Dobhair i nDún na nGall. Faoin gClár seo, tugtar deis do mhic léinn ollscoile freastal ar sheimeastar sa Ghaeltacht. Chríochnaigh an chéad ghrúpa mic… Continue Reading

Public Consultation on new National Islands’ Policy

Recently I launched the public consultation on a new national policy for our off-shore islands with Tánaiste Simon Coveney on Sherkin Island. Meetings and workshops will be held on all of the islands as the views and experiences of islanders are central to the policy and action plan. Thug mé cuairt ar Oileán Sherkin le… Continue Reading

41 schools across Galway to benefit from €30 million national Summer Works Scheme

41 schools across Galway city and county are to benefit from improvements and enhancements as part of the €30 million national Summer Works Scheme. Under the Scheme a number of areas have been prioritised by Minister for Education, Joe McHugh TD, including upgrades to systems like fire alarms and detection and emergency lighting, new surfaces… Continue Reading

National Broadband Contract unlocks potential of all communities regardless of location

  Awarding of National Broadband Plan contract will see €153 million investment in Galway and €145 million investment in Mayo   Contract includes 38,338 premises in Galway and 36,390 in Mayo   First phase ‘Broadband Connection Points’ to include 20 locations in Galway and 12 in Mayo   All of Galway’s islands to receive Broadband… Continue Reading