Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Transport & Tourism

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

Public Consultation opens on Rail Review which will impact on rail services in the West

  The Rail Review 2016 has been published jointly by the National Transport Authority and Irish Rail. It is a comprehensive analysis on the railway network in Ireland including usage information, services and routes as well as the investment needs of Iarnrod Eireann. The National Transport Authority, which regulates a range of transport services across… Continue Reading

Investment of €231,000 for rural recreation projects is a boost to tourism and leisure activities in Galway

Funding of €231,000 is being provided for rural recreation projects in Galway.  The funding for Galway has been confirmed to me by the Minister for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring and is part of a national €4.45 million package for rural recreation projects. This allocation of €231,000 is being invested across a number of projects in… Continue Reading