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.

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

€94,000 allocated to Galway’s Animal Welfare organisations 

€94,000 has been allocated to animal welfare organisations in Galway as part of a €2.4 million national allocation by Minister of Agriculture, Michael Creed TD, to 137 animal welfare organisations across the country.  I warmly welcome the allocation by Minister Creed of €94,000 in funding to 12 animal welfare organisations in Galway.  The organisations benefiting… Continue Reading