Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture is our most important indigenous industry and accounts for the majority of all Irish exports each year. It is an industry in which we are world leaders and are very well positioned to take advantage of the challenges of food security.
Our membership of the European Union has a significant effect on Irish agriculture through the Common Agricultural Policy. Reforming this Policy has commenced and I am fully supportive of the Minister in safeguarding Ireland’s agricultural sector and further realising its potential to help us in our economic recovery.

Over €410,000 allocated to support marine and fisheries development projects in Galway and Clare

On Friday I announced the successful projects receiving funding under the West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) Programme. The funding of €411,099 will support 33 projects in coastal communities in Galway and Clare as well as on the Aran Islands and Inishbofin.  Bord Iascaigh Mhara administers the FLAG Programme (which is arranged on a regional… Continue Reading

Funding for harbours in Galway and Mayo

Harbours in Galway and Mayo are to benefit from the Capital Investment Programme launched by my colleague, Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Michael Creed. A total of €28 million is being invested nationally under the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme. Under the Programme, €800,000 is being invested in the completion of… Continue Reading

Realising Our Rural Potential – Action Plan for Rural Ireland

On Monday I attended the launch of the ‘Realising Our Rural Potential:Action Plan for Rural Development’ which is very significant for Galway, Mayo and the West of Ireland. The Action Plan is the first of its kind to take a cohesive and co-ordinated approach across the whole of Government to rural development. Realising Our Rural Potential… Continue Reading