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.

Animal Welfare Central to New Regulation

As someone from a farming background who has worked in agriculture for over a decade before being elected as TD I understand first-hand the importance of animal welfare. I was proud to be part of the Fine Gael-led government which passed the Animal Health and Welfare Act in 2013. This act contains progressive measures and… Continue Reading

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