Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

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Second Stage Speech on the Island Fisheries Bill 2017

Bhí mé ag éisteacht leis an díospóireacht ar an teilifís i m’oifig sular tháinig mé isteach sa Teach agus gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis na Teachtaí Dála uilig. Is mian liom a rá arís go bhfuil sé mar phríomhaidhm i gclár an Rialtais seo geilleagar láidir a thógáil agus sochaí cothrom a chur ar fáil ionas… Continue Reading

Significant Progress by Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I am Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce which held its most recenty quarterly meeting this week. The Taskforce, which is also chaired by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, includes representatives from across Government departments, local… Continue Reading

Update on the National Broadband Plan

The tender process for the National Broadband Plan – a Plan under which every home and business will receive high speed broadband – is continuing. The decision by ‘eir’ to withdraw from the process is disappointing but it is a decision for the company which has recently been acquired, in large part, by new owners.… Continue Reading

Minister Ring’s visit to North West Connemara

On my invitation my colleague Minister Michael Ring visited North West Connemara to meet with local community groups and businesses including Connemara Community Radio, Forum Connemara, Letterfrack Tidy Towns, Connemara Carpets, GMIT Letterfrack and Connemara West. The Minister also viewed some of the projects being funded by our Department, the Department of Rural and Community… Continue Reading

Speech to the candidate Operators of Essential Services organisations

Good morning everyone, and welcome. Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for coming today. This marks an important step in the measures being undertaken by the State to adapt to the challenges posed by cyber security. It is also the first time that the State has brought together in one room, actors from across… Continue Reading

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