Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

New €2 million funding call open to angling projects and conservation initiatives nationwide

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development with responsibility for Inland Fisheries I warmly welcome the new €2 million funding call by Inland Fisheries Ireland for angling projects and conservation initiatives.  The funding call, which is open to communities nationwide, consists of three separate funding streams which will help ensure that Ireland’s fish… Continue Reading

Over €95,000 investment in environmental projects in Galway

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment I’m delighted to be able to confirm an investment of almost €95,000 for environmental projects in Galway. The funding has been allocated under the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund which comprises a… Continue Reading

Ireland signs 5G Declaration for Europe

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I signed the 5G Declaration for Europe along with colleagues from all EU Member States at a recent informal meeting of the Competitiveness and Telecoms Council of Ministers. The ground breaking joint session of Ministers discussed next steps for the European Digital Single Market, including… Continue Reading

Speech at the Ocean Wealth Summit as part of SeaFest

Good afternoon, First of all, let me extend a warm welcome to Galway. I can’t think of a better location for a conference on showcasing the wealth of Irelands Oceans. For generations, Galway has been a gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, whether it be fishing, tourism, recreation or for providing transport to our islands. With… Continue Reading

Legislation to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Passes all stages

On Wednesday I led the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)) Bill through final stages in the Seanad. The Bill has now passed all stages at the Oireachtas and will now be signed into law by President Higgins. I congratulate my colleague, Tony McLoughlin TD (Sligo Leitrim) for initiating this… Continue Reading