Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Agriculture

Ambitious Climate Action Plan sets out responsible and realistic steps to help tackle climate breakdown

Today (Monday) I attended a special Cabinet Meeting at Government Buildings on the Climate Action Plan. This cross-departmental and cross-agency plan is an ambitious and comprehensive plan that sets out how we can manage the transition to a low carbon economy and society in a responsible and realistic way. It contains over 180 actions with… Continue Reading

Funding allocated to Galway Animal Welfare Organisations

€82,000 has been allocated to several animal welfare organisations in Galway, my colleague, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has informed me. The funding allocations are:  Fellenberg Foundation Ireland, Flesk, Woodford, Co. Galway €4,000 Forgotten Horses Ireland, Rock Cottage, Ballycleara,  Kinvara, Co. Galway €7,500 Galway & Claddagh Swan Rescue, 68 Ashleigh Grove,… Continue Reading

Funding for Continued Removal of Invasive Plant Species from Lough Corrib

As Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector I have allocated funding of €300,000 for 2019 to ensure Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) successful operations involving extensive removal of the invasive waterweed, Lagarosiphon Major (L.major), at Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, continue.  I have also asked IFI and his Department to continue liaison with the National Parks and… Continue Reading

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund Launched

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund which will see a €1 billion investment in large-scale, collaborative projects that support rural communities is now open for applications. The new fund, led by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will support projects that aim to regenerate and revitalise rural communities on a sustainable basis. Proposals are… Continue Reading