Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

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Speech at the Showcase Event for Galway 2020, The Printworks, Market Street

A leas-mhéara – A Chomhairleoir Lyons, Uachtarán an Dlísheomra, agus a Dhaoine Uaisle. Tá áthas orm a bheith anseo anocht chun an imeacht seo a cheiliúradh libh, an oíche seo atá ina measc ócáidí lárnacha i gclár imeachtaí Ghaillimh 2020, Príomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa. Is oíche atá ann chun chomóradh a dhéanamh do Ghaillimh agus… Continue Reading

Speech at the Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP 2018 ’LIVING WITH CANCER’ I am delighted to be with you here today and to have an opportunity to hear first-hand some of the experiences and stories from people with an understanding of the importance of cancer survivorship care. I would like to congratulate the Irish Cancer… Continue Reading

Dormant Accounts Action Plan for 2018

I am delighted to launch the new Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2018 which provides funding of almost €40 million for 45 programmes and measures which will support disadvantaged people and communities across the country. The objective of Dormant Accounts Funding is to assist the most vulnerable groups in our society.  I have been anxious to ensure that… Continue Reading

Launch of Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations

On Thursday I launched the Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations which provides a series of recommendations to the Charities Regulatory Authority on how the governance of charities should be regulated. The recommendations provide realistic and proportionate guidance on the best type of framework for ensuring that charities in Ireland are governed effectively. Volunteers… Continue Reading

€2.9m iMARL will boost Irish marine research

As Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment I recently launched a €2.9 million iMARL marine monitoring infrastructure which is a partnership between the Dublin Institute for Advance Studies, the Geological Survey of Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and NUI Galway. The iMARL lab includes vibration sensors on the seafloor, water temperature sensors,… Continue Reading