Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Social Protection

Flexibility on Rural Social Scheme limits following Galway meeting with Minister Varadkar

  The Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, has confirmed to me that existing participants on the Rural Social Scheme will not be subject to the new six year term limit. The new term limit will only apply to new participants and is designed to ensure that as many people as possible can avail of the… Continue Reading

EmployAbility Galway’s 100 Jobs Campaign

I was delighted to join my colleague Finian McGrath, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, when he visited Galway this week to announced the results of EmployAbility Galway’s 100 Jobs Campaign. The event took place at the Galway Technology Centre in Mervue. EmployAbility Galway launched the 100 Jobs Campaign last June by… 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