Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Communications & Energy

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

Progress on the development of Local Digital Strategies

As Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, representing the Department of Rural and Community Development, I am delighted to be able to confirm progress on the development of local digital strategies for each city and county council. The development of Local Digital Strategies by every city and county council in the country is… Continue Reading

Address to the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Forum 

Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur romhaibh chuig an bhFóram Tascfhórsa do Gheallsealbhóirí Fón Póca agus Leathanbhanda agus go raibh maith agaibh as ucht freastal ar an ócáid inniu.  Oibríonn an Tascfhórsa Fón Póca agus Leathanbhanda go maith leis an bPlean Náisiunta Leathanbhanda trí dlús a chur le feidhmiú tráchtála leathanbhanda ard luais agus chun… Continue Reading

Almost one quarter of a million Euro allocated to help Galway businesses develop online

Over 100 businesses in Galway have availed of supports under the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Operated through the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Trading Online Voucher Scheme offers a financial incentive of up to €2,500 to small businesses to develop their online trading capacity,… Continue Reading