Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Bill passes in Dáil

As Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources this week I led the bill to ban fracking through the final stages in the Dáil. The ‘Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum’ bill was introduced by Sligo-Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin and was amended and strengthened at Committee Stage where it was renamed the ‘Petroleum… Continue Reading

Ban on Fracking a step closer with passing of Committee Stage of the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill

  As Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources I today led the legislation on prohibiting fracking through Committee Stage at the Dáil. I am pleased to have been able to lead the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill through Committee Stage. The Bill which has been introduced by Deputy Tony McLaughlin… Continue Reading

Inland Fisheries Amendment Bill to tackle 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

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

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