Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

Irish libraries leading the way with digital developments

Libraries in Ireland are leading the way in expanding its digital services for members and tt is very clear that libraries are meeting the challenges posed by digital developments by grasping new opportunities and extending their services. One service of particular note is the ebook and audiobook lending service which is available free-of-charge to library members.… Continue Reading

€2.25 million for Galway under new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

€2.25 million in funding for 2018 is being provided for Galway as part of the new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). SICAP, which is part of the Department of Rural and Community Development, provides funding for life-long learning, job-seeking and for projects and initiatives which strengthen communities. Administered on behalf of my Department by… Continue Reading

€942,000 Local Improvement Scheme allocation for Galway

Galway has been allocated €942,000 under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme which has been launched today by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD. I’m delighted to confirm the allocation of €942,000 for Galway County Council as part of the Local Improvement Scheme. The Scheme provides investment in roads… Continue Reading

Government funding for Atlantic Economic Corridor Officers at local authorities including Galway and Mayo

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I can confirm funding of €300,000 to the ten local authorities along the Atlantic Economic Corridor. The funding of €30,000 per local authority is to support the designation of an Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) officer in each of city and county councils included… Continue Reading

Vital work of Mountain Rescue Teams recognised through funding from the Rural and Community Development Department

My Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development, has, in the past year, provided an allocation of €448,000 to support Mountain Rescue Ireland organisations with a further €88,000 for 2018. The funding comprises €360,000 under the CLAR scheme which has been put to use by Mountain Rescue organisations, including Galway Mountain Rescue and Mayo… Continue Reading

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