Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Issues

€4 million in Capital Funding for Childcare Services

Ring-fenced funding for community-based and operated childcare services €4 million in capital funding has been allocated by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone under the 2017 Early Years Capital Funding Programme to improve childcare services. The funding has a number of aims including increasing the number of childcare places, improving and maintaining buildings and… Continue Reading

Climate Change focus of NUIG’s Energy Night

On Wednesday last I was delighted to speak at the seventh annual, student-run, Energy Night at NUI Galway. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Ireland’s Response to the Paris Agreement’. Climate Change is probably one of the greatest challenges facing us – everyone across the world – and one doesn’t need to be an… Continue Reading

New Government Bill to provide children with disabilities with medical cards

  New health legislation from Fine Gael will see more children with a disability in Galway and Mayo receive a full medical card. The new bill means that 9,800 children in receipt of a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA), who have a disability, will receive a full medical card. There are currently 33,000 parents who receive… Continue Reading

Cúnamh breise de €1,000 ceadaithe faoi Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge

Mar Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta beidh mé ag cur cúnamh breise ar fáil do na teaghlaigh a n-éiríonn leo aitheantas a fháil den chéad uair chun foghlaimeoirí a choinneáil ar iostas faoi Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge ón 1 Meitheamh 2017. Ba dheontas de €1,000 do theaghlach nua a bhí i gceist roimhe seo agus… Continue Reading