Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

New VAT Compensation Scheme will benefit community and voluntary organisations

The introduction of a VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities in Budget 2018 will benefit community and voluntary organisations across Galway and Mayo. The new Scheme has an initial allocation of €5 million which will take effect from 1st January and will be payable one year in arrears. As Minister of State at the Department of Rural… Continue Reading

€2.45 million allocated for new social houses in Connemara

€2.45 million has been allocated for the provision of ten new social homes in Connemara. The investment has been confirmed to me by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD and is part of the Local Authority Housing Construction Programme of the Rebuilding Ireland Strategy. This investment of €2.45 million in… Continue Reading

€650,000 in funding secured for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Galway

Funding of almost €650,000 has been secured for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Galway. The Disabled Persons Grant Scheme provides funding for extensions and adaptations to existing social housing stock such as grab rails, disabled access ramps, wet rooms, etc.  The scheme also provides extensions in cases of overcrowding. My Government colleague, the Minister… Continue Reading

Launch of the first annual report of the Galway Tenancy Protection Service

Thursday, 27th July ‘17 Speech by Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development Seán Kyne TD Launch of the first annual report of the Galway Tenancy Protection Service  I’m very pleased to be here today to launch this first anniversary report of Threshold’s Galway Tenancy Protection Service. I would like to… Continue Reading

€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