Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

Annual Report shows that Charities Regulator’s work is increasing transparency and accountability

Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, has said the Charities Regulatory Authority is helping to increase public trust and confidence in charitable organisations. Minister Kyne was speaking as the Charities Regulatory Authority’s Annual Report for 2017 which was presented to the Minister and the Houses of the Oireachtas in accordance with the Charities Act… Continue Reading

Over €275,000 for Galway under new Community Enhancement Programme

€275,000 has been allocated for Galway under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s new Community Enhancement Programme. The CEP is the successor to last year’s Community Facilities Scheme and also includes the RAPID Scheme. It is a more flexible scheme which will help provide targeted funding to communities. The new Community Enhancement Programme, which has been launched… Continue Reading

Launch of Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations

On Thursday I launched the Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations which provides a series of recommendations to the Charities Regulatory Authority on how the governance of charities should be regulated. The recommendations provide realistic and proportionate guidance on the best type of framework for ensuring that charities in Ireland are governed effectively. Volunteers… Continue Reading

€3.5 million allocation to fund works benefitting older people in our communities

Households and communities in Galway are to benefit from a €3.5 million allocation to the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People. The funding comprises an allocation from Government of €1.88 million to Galway County Council and €889,299 to Galway City Council from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD. A further… Continue Reading

Welcome upgrades for Spiddal and Gort Water Treatment Plants

Irish Water has confirmed that Spiddal Water Treatment Plant and Gort Water Treatment Plant are to be upgraded as part of a €1.54 million investment. The works, which are due to start in the coming weeks, will ensure that both facilities are able to continue to provide a safe, reliable and quality water supply for their respective communities.… Continue Reading