Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

Legislation introduced to help tackle river pollution and poaching

As Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources I have introduced legislation into the Dáil to tackle poaching and pollution of our rivers and to empower Inland Fisheries Ireland to continue to carefully and responsibly manage our inland fisheries natural resource. The Bill – the Inland Fisheries Amendment Bill  – amends existing legislation and… Continue Reading

Galway and Mayo households can now receive up to half of the cost of energy retrofits under new Government Scheme

As Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment I am encouraging homeowners in Galway and Mayo to consider availing of the new Government Scheme to Deep Retrofit homes. The new multi-annual scheme will provide €5 million this year to help householders with the cost of upgrading their homes to an ‘A’… Continue Reading

High speed broadband to be provided to almost 27,000 households and businesses in rural Galway as part of Rural Deployment phase of National Broadband Plan

As the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and TD for Galway West and Mayo South this week I joined Minister Denis Naughten in Ballinasloe for the launch of the Rural Deployment Phase of the National Broadband Plan. The Planned Rural Deployment part of the National Broadband Plan involves… Continue Reading

Irish Launch of €5.2 million EU Community Climate Action Project

Initiative encourages knowledge sharing between scientists and local communities to protect coastal tourism and heritage sites from climate change  On Thursday I launched a new project called CHERISH. The Geological Survey Ireland, an agency under the remit of my Department, is one of the two Irish partners in this new European funded cross-border project: CHERISH (Climate,… Continue Reading

Climate Change focus of NUIG’s Energy Night

On Wednesday last I was delighted to speak at the seventh annual, student-run, Energy Night at NUI Galway. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Ireland’s Response to the Paris Agreement’. Climate Change is probably one of the greatest challenges facing us – everyone across the world – and one doesn’t need to be an… Continue Reading