Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Transport & Tourism

€21.57 million investment in Galway’s Regional and Local Roads for 2017

€21.57 million has been allocated for Galway’s Regional and Local Roads. The investment represents an increase of over three quarters of a million euro on the 2016 figure and includes €19.57 million for Galway County Council and almost €2 million for Galway City Council. Connectivity is vital for communities and is an important feature of the… Continue Reading

Almost €20,000 for Galway Organisations under the ‘Go For Life’ Grant Scheme

Almost €20,000 has been allocated to a range of Galway organisations under the ‘Go For Life Grant Scheme’. Operated by ‘Age and Opportunity’ in partnership with Sport Ireland, the ‘Go For Life Scheme’ provides grants to community organisations to improve the health and well-being of older people. My colleague, Minister for Sport Patrick O’Donovan has… Continue Reading

Inis Mor ferry service to resume following talks in Galway

I can confirm that ferry services to Inis Mor will resume from 5pm on Friday (2nd December). This follows a meeting at Galway County buildings between my Department, the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Island Ferries Teo and the Chief Executive of Galway County Council. The talks were constructive and identified a… Continue Reading

Update on Inis Mor Ferry Serivce

Island Ferries has taken the decision to cease services to Inis Mor from tonight (30th November ’16). This is extremely disappointing and is the result, primarily, of a dispute between the company and Galway County Council which centres on Council bye-laws. It has been the subject of High Court and Supreme Court cases. As Minister… Continue Reading

Update on N59 – November ’16

The N59 needs to be upgraded. That statement will come as no surprise to those of us who regularly use the main road through Connemara. It is a view shared also by all public representatives and officials. There are many stages to upgrading a road many of which take place long before actual machinery appears.… Continue Reading