Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Finance & Expenditure

Revenue postpones VAT changes ahead of policy review

This week Revenue has decided to postpone VAT changes regarding food supplements pending outcome of a policy review. The decision follows confirmation from the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD that a review of the VAT treatment of food supplements will be carried out. The policy review will include consultation with stakeholders including the health… Continue Reading

Report sets out actions to tackle motor insurance problems

I welcome the publication of the Report on the Cost of Motor Insurance by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, and Minister of State for Financial Services, Eoghan Murphy TD. The recommendations, approved by Government, include actions to: Address the lack of transparency in the claims area, through the establishment of a national claims information database which… Continue Reading

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

Funding for Five Galway Organisations under Small Capital Grants Scheme 

Several arts organisations in Galway are being allocated funding under the Department of Arts’ Small Capital Grants Scheme which supports arts groups and venues across the country. Funding of approximately €27,500 will be distributed among five organisations in Galway for a variety of uses which will enable the organisations to continue delivering creative and innovative… Continue Reading