Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Broadband Contract unlocks potential of all communities regardless of location

  Awarding of National Broadband Plan contract will see €153 million investment in Galway and €145 million investment in Mayo   Contract includes 38,338 premises in Galway and 36,390 in Mayo   First phase ‘Broadband Connection Points’ to include 20 locations in Galway and 12 in Mayo   All of Galway’s islands to receive Broadband… Continue Reading

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