Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Environment & Community

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

The voice of the West must be heard in the Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework Plan

With the publication of the initial Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework Plan I am urging the people of Galway and Mayo to make their views known during the consultation process.   The initial plan, which has been published by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney TD, sets out the current… Continue Reading