Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

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New ‘Regional Enterprise Development Fund’ will boost employment in Galway, Mayo and the West

The launch this week of a new €60 million ‘Regional Enterprise Development Fund’ is a key commitment of the Action Plan for Rural Ireland and will help speed up and extend our economic recovery across Galway, Mayo and the West. The new Fund, which is action no. 69 in ‘Realising Our Rural Potential: Action Plan… Continue Reading

Progress on new Marine Innovation Park in West Connemara

Work is progressing well on the development of a new Marine Innovation Park at Cill Chiaráin in Connemara. The Innovation Park will facilitate research and commercial activities and is one of the actions of the Realising Our Rural Potential Action Plan being led by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. My Department… Continue Reading

Results prove effectiveness of LEO leadership on local employment

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed the results from Galway’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Mayo’s LEO for 2016 which resulted in 79 and 116 across the counties respectively. The figures show that Galway’s LEO has worked with… Continue Reading

Unemployment in West falls to lowest rate since 2008

Year-on-Year fall of over one quarter in unemployment rate The latest CSO jobs figures which show that unemployment has fallen significantly over the past year. The figures from the CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey, which specifically measures unemployment, shows that year-on-year the unemployment rate in the West has fallen by over one quarter from 10.6% at… Continue Reading