Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

Significant Progress by Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I am Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce which held its most recenty quarterly meeting this week. The Taskforce, which is also chaired by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, includes representatives from across Government departments, local… Continue Reading

Update on the National Broadband Plan

The tender process for the National Broadband Plan – a Plan under which every home and business will receive high speed broadband – is continuing. The decision by ‘eir’ to withdraw from the process is disappointing but it is a decision for the company which has recently been acquired, in large part, by new owners.… Continue Reading

Record job growth by Geoscience Ireland companies, 354 new jobs in 2017

A survey of the  companies comprising the Geoscience Ireland (GI) business cluster has shown that 128 new jobs were created in the second half of 2017. This brings the overall job creation figure for 2017 to 354,  276 of which were created by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)– the largest yearly growth since its… Continue Reading

Speech to the candidate Operators of Essential Services organisations

Good morning everyone, and welcome. Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for coming today. This marks an important step in the measures being undertaken by the State to adapt to the challenges posed by cyber security. It is also the first time that the State has brought together in one room, actors from across… Continue Reading

Irish Geoscience Early Career Symposium

Irish Geoscience Early Career Symposium, 11th and 12th January 2018, NUIG Minister of State Seán Kyne, TD, attends the National University of Ireland Galway this afternoon for the first ever Irish Geoscience Early Career Symposium. iGEO2018 is a geoscience event organised by, and designed for early-career geoscientists. The symposium is a new 2-day event designed to cultivate scientific debate… Continue Reading

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