Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

National Planning Framework seeks to promote growth, not cap it

The scare mongering by some opposition politicians in claiming that the National Planning Framework (NPF) will limit population in counties and towns is needlessly causing concern among communities. The Plan sets ambitious targets for growth, not population caps. There are no caps on the future population of any county or town specified in the NPF.… Continue Reading

Funding for Galway Volunteer Centre and Mayo Volunteer Bureau

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I have allocated funding to support volunteering organisations across the country including the Galway Volunteer Centre and the Mayo Volunteer Bureau. The funding is part of a national allocation of €3.5 million. With the funding my Department is supporting volunteer centres in 21… Continue Reading

€12.5 million allocated for 57 new social homes in Galway

€12.5 million to Galway City Council for the provision of 57 new homes at two locations in the east of the City. The funding is being provided by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under the Rebuilding Ireland’s ‘Local Authority Housing Construction Programme’. Under the allocation €10.7 million will fund the construction of… Continue Reading

Minister Ring’s visit to North West Connemara

On my invitation my colleague Minister Michael Ring visited North West Connemara to meet with local community groups and businesses including Connemara Community Radio, Forum Connemara, Letterfrack Tidy Towns, Connemara Carpets, GMIT Letterfrack and Connemara West. The Minister also viewed some of the projects being funded by our Department, the Department of Rural and Community… Continue Reading

Over €115,000 allocated to Galway community groups and organisations under the Community Facilities Scheme

€115,053 has been allocated to over 130 Galway community and voluntary groups under my Department’s Community Facilities Scheme. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community Facilities Scheme was launched in March 2017 and is administered by the Local Community Development Committee is each local authority area. The Community Facilities Scheme is… Continue Reading

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