Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Update regarding Prospecting Application

Update regarding the possibility of mining in Connemara and the application for a prospecting licence in a number of locations, including the Roundstone/Ballyconneely area. Today I received information from Minister of State Seán Canney with responsibility for Natural Resources at the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment that it has been decided not to… Continue Reading

Communities across Galway to benefit from the Government-funded Better Energy Communities Scheme

The latest round of Government funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will help households, businesses and community and voluntary organisations in Galway to lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. The funding confirmed by my colleague, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton is an essential part of… Continue Reading

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

€303 million to be invested in Galway and Mayo as part of the National Broadband Plan

€152 million and €151 million to be invested in Galway and Mayo respectively as part of the National Broadband Plan Today’s appointment of the Preferred Bidder for the National Broadband Plan paves the way for investment of over €300 million to bring high speed broadband to communities across Galway and Mayo As a former Minister… Continue Reading

Healthcare, housing, education, climate action and regional employment among priorities as new Legislation Programme published

Government Chief Whip, Seán Kyne TD has today published the Government’s new legislation programme which contains 30 new bills that will be progressed by the summer recess. The legislation programme follows on from the special programme launched in January which focused on Brexit. The new programme, which has been approved by Cabinet today, has been… Continue Reading