Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

€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

New sewage treatment plants for four Galway towns and villages

Irish Water has confirmed to me that work is progressing on four new sewage treatment plants for Galway. The four projects in An Spideal, An Cheathru Rua, Roundstone and Ahascragh have been bundled together for the design and planning phase. I warmly welcome the progress on these projects for Galway which will directly benefit thousands… Continue Reading

New Tellus Data Confirms Radon Hot Spots in Galway & Mayo

The latest findings from the award-winning Tellus Programme shed new light on radon risk impacting on the West of Ireland as well as unravelling the region’s ancient, geological history. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas with no colour, taste or smell which can increase the risk of developing lung cancer.  Outdoors, radon quickly dilutes… Continue Reading