Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

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Continued growth sees record employment at Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in Galway

The Enterprise Ireland results for 2019 show that there are now 8,431 people working at Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in Galway. Nationally, Enterprise Ireland backed companies are employing almost 222,000 people, the largest number in the employment agency’s 20 year history. For ten years now we have seen year-on-year growth at Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in Galway… Continue Reading

gteic – A new network of innovation hubs in the Gaeltacht and on the islands

On Wednesday I was delighted to launch gteic, a new network of 31 innovation & digital hubs for our Gaeltacht areas and on our islands. With investment of €1.5m, Údarás na Gaeltachta is leading the development with support from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and a further €3.5 million investment from the Rural… Continue Reading

An Spidéal Project first in country to draw down funding from the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

The gTeic hub in An Spidéal is the first project to receive funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in the country. Údarás na Gaeltachta has already drawn down €175,000 of the almost €550,000 in funding for the new gTeic digital and innovation hub in An Spidéal which is well underway and on which… Continue Reading

Ambitious Climate Action Plan sets out responsible and realistic steps to help tackle climate breakdown

Today (Monday) I attended a special Cabinet Meeting at Government Buildings on the Climate Action Plan. This cross-departmental and cross-agency plan is an ambitious and comprehensive plan that sets out how we can manage the transition to a low carbon economy and society in a responsible and realistic way. It contains over 180 actions with… Continue Reading

Healthcare, housing, education, climate action and regional employment among priorities as new Legislation Programme published

Government Chief Whip, Seán Kyne TD has today published the Government’s new legislation programme which contains 30 new bills that will be progressed by the summer recess. The legislation programme follows on from the special programme launched in January which focused on Brexit. The new programme, which has been approved by Cabinet today, has been… Continue Reading