Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Equality & Justice

Budget 2017 – helping people, families and communities

The first Budget of the Fine Gael – Independents’ Partnership Government provides €58 Billion in funding – €53.5 billion in current spending and €4.5 billion in capital – across various departments and services. Furthermore, Budget 2017 provides the Health Service and the Department of Education with their highest ever allocations in the history of the… Continue Reading

Increased Funding to Support An Garda Síochána

I was pleased to hear Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald reaffirm in the Dáil during the week the commitment in the Programme for Government to continue the ongoing accelerated Garda recruitment programme, with a view to increasing Garda numbers to 15,000. I will be working closely with my colleague Minister Fitzgerald to ensure that Galway… Continue Reading

€1.18 million in funding provided for construction of Domestic Violence Refuge in City

Ireland formally signs ‘Istanbul Convention’ on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence I welcome the allocation of €1.18 million in funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government for the construction of a domestic violence refuge in the City. The funding is being provided through the Department’s Capital Assistance Scheme… Continue Reading

Budget 2016 – Main Measures by Department

Finance and Public Expenditure The Universal Social Charge has been reduced for the second time by the Government – Incomes of €13,000 are exempt entirely €0 – €12,012 – 1% (Down from 1.5%) €12,012 – €18,668 – 3% (Down from 3.5%) €18,669 – €70,044 – 5.5% (Down from 7%) €70,045 – €100,000 – 8% (unchanged)… Continue Reading