Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

€275,000 in funding for 18 angling development and conservation projects in Galway

€275,000 has been invested in 18 angling development and conservation projects in Galway. The investment has been made by Inland Fisheries Ireland, an agency under my remit as Minister of State for Natural Resources. Ahead of the funding allocation I visited on-going river enhancement projects on the Grange River, a major tributary of the Clare… Continue Reading

€2.2 million in funding for 115 angling development and conservation projects

While visiting on-going river enhancement projects on the Grange River, a major tributary of the Clare River in Galway, I announced funding, to the value of €2.2m, by Inland Fisheries Ireland to 115 angling development and conservation initiatives as part of its National Strategy for Angling Development, Salmon Conservation Fund and Midlands Fisheries Fund. The projects, which… Continue Reading

Significant progress being made by the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, representing the Department of Rural and Community Development, I am very encouraged by the progress being made by the Taskforce in improving mobile phone coverage and broadband access for households, businesses and communities. A commitment in the Programme for Partnership Government, the Mobile Phone and Broadband… Continue Reading

Decision on Galway Weir welcome

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I welcome the decision to immediately re-open the Galway Weir for bookings. The decision follows a meeting between the board and senior management of Inland Fisheries Ireland and I last week. I believe the decision addresses concerns over the future of Galway Weir which will continue… Continue Reading

GSI helping to tackle the problem of radon exposure

Tuesday, 7th November was European Radon Day.  A colourless, odourless, tasteless gas, radon forms naturally through the radioactive decay of Uranium which is found in rocks and soils. Radon exposure is a leading cause of lung cancer in Ireland and accounts for over 250 cases each year. The Geological Survey of Ireland, an agency under… Continue Reading

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