Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

€4.27 million investment to provide 23 new social homes in Galway City

€4.27 million is being allocated to Galway City Council by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for the construction of a mix of two bedroom and one bedroom homes at four locations in the City. Ten new homes will be built at Ballinfoile Park with an investment of €1.8 million. Six new homes will be at… Continue Reading

Waste Reduction Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members]

I thank Deputies Brendan Howlin and Eamon Ryan for bringing forward the Bill. I note that it is current Young Fine Gael policy to introduce a small refundable levy, similar to the one proposed in the legislation. I am delighted to address the House on this important matter. I understand the importance of dealing with… Continue Reading

€2.4 million allocated to Galway for housing grants for older people and people with disabilities

€2.4 million has been allocated for housing grants for older people and people with disabilities in Galway. The funding includes €1.55 million for Galway County Council and €847,000 for Galway City Council and is augmented by the Councils’ own resources of €388,000 for the County and €211,000 for the City and will facilitate adaptations works… Continue Reading

23 new homes as Housing Co-operative launched in Galway City

  On Friday I was delighted to launch ‘Maigh Rua’, a new development of 23 apartments led by Co-operative Housing Ireland. The €3.8 million scheme has been led by CHI with funding provided by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and the Housing Finance Agency. Co-operative Housing Ireland provides housing through ownership,… Continue Reading

Making Work Pay Report will help more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo enter workplace

The ‘Making Work Pay’ Report has been launched and will, I believe, help support more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo into the workplace.  Launched by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health, Simon Harris the ‘Making Work Pay’ Report was compiled by an interdepartmental group chaired by economist, Professor Frances… Continue Reading