Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Parliamentary Questions

Parliamentary Questions (PQs) may be submitted by a TD for oral answer in the Dáil or, as in the majority of cases, for written answer. TDs may put questions on any topic to the Taoiseach or any minister, subject to conditions and procedures as outlined in standing orders.

As Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources I answer questions in the Dáil on issues relating to the Gaeltacht, An Ghaeilge and Natural Resources.

Ensuring Supply of Office & Manufacturing Facilities in Galway for IDA Clients

Seán Kyne TD asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps he and State agencies within his Department’s remit are taking to ensure a supply of office and manufacturing facilities generally but also in County Galway where a constraint on suitable accommodation has delayed the establishment of new companies or divisions of existing… Continue Reading

Over 1,000 jobseekers in Galway and Mayo supported by JobPath

Over 1,000 jobseekers in Galway and Mayo are participating in JobPath. Launched last July, JobPath is a new employment activation programme which provides one-to-one support and assistance to long term unemployed people. The figures for Galway and Mayo were confirmed to me by Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection, Mr Kevin Humphreys to… Continue Reading

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

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