Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Issues

Meeting with National Ambulance Service

New ambulance crew to be assigned to Galway in coming weeks 112 new paramedics per annum undergoing training €45m for new ambulance service vehicles across the country over last three years   Last week I had a very informative visit to the National Ambulance Service Control Centre in Tallaght and a constructive meeting with the… Continue Reading

Second Stage Speech on the Island Fisheries Bill 2017

Bhí mé ag éisteacht leis an díospóireacht ar an teilifís i m’oifig sular tháinig mé isteach sa Teach agus gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis na Teachtaí Dála uilig. Is mian liom a rá arís go bhfuil sé mar phríomhaidhm i gclár an Rialtais seo geilleagar láidir a thógáil agus sochaí cothrom a chur ar fáil ionas… Continue Reading

Significant Progress by Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I am Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce which held its most recenty quarterly meeting this week. The Taskforce, which is also chaired by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, includes representatives from across Government departments, local… Continue Reading

Update on the National Broadband Plan

The tender process for the National Broadband Plan – a Plan under which every home and business will receive high speed broadband – is continuing. The decision by ‘eir’ to withdraw from the process is disappointing but it is a decision for the company which has recently been acquired, in large part, by new owners.… Continue Reading

Record job growth by Geoscience Ireland companies, 354 new jobs in 2017

A survey of the  companies comprising the Geoscience Ireland (GI) business cluster has shown that 128 new jobs were created in the second half of 2017. This brings the overall job creation figure for 2017 to 354,  276 of which were created by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)– the largest yearly growth since its… Continue Reading

Menu