Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Social Protection

Treatment Benefit Scheme extended to self-employed people in Galway and Mayo

Reforms to the PRSI system introduced this week mean that self-employed people, such as small business-owners and farmers, will for the first time be entitled to benefits under the Department of Social Protection’s Treatment Benefit Scheme.  The extension of the Treatment Benefit Scheme to self-employed people is very significant and will benefit over 12,100 people… 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

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