Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Dáil Éireann

Funding to organisations providing support to persons affected by abuse must be increased in line with Tusla’s increased budget

In the Dáil recently during questions to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs I raised several issues regarding the funding of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency but stressed that consultation must take place with the Oireachtas and with stakeholders as to how the funding will be spent. Raising the issue in the Dáil… Continue Reading

30 new beds for UHG Emergency Department as new facility to go to design and planning in 2016

In the Dáil the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar confirmed to me that thirty new beds for the Emergency Department at UHG are to open later this month/early in January. I raised UHG with Minister Varadkar during Questions to the Minister for Health and also sought figures on the number of additional staff that have… Continue Reading

Back to Work Family Dividend supporting 640 families in Galway and Mayo

The ‘Back to Work Family Dividend’, introduced in January, is supporting over 400 families in Galway and 228 in Mayo. The figures were supplied by way of Dáil question which I raised in in the Dáil with Minister for Social Protection and Tánaiste Joan Burton. The Back to Work Family Dividend’ was introduced as part… Continue Reading

The Start-Up Gathering and Government Plans for Supporting Start-Ups

Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will report on the Startup Gathering 2015, which took place last month; if he has analysed the events and continuously monitored the impact, which was hoped to include the creation of at least 2,500 new jobs within the next 12 months; and if… Continue Reading