Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Press Releases

€300,000 allocated to two of Galway’s premier Arts and Cultural facilities 

Funding of almost €300,000 has been allocated to Galway City Museum and the Town Hall Theatre under my Department’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016 – 2018. Under the Scheme Galway City Museum has been allocated €180,280 while the Town Hall Theatre has been allocated €118,129. I am delighted to confirm funding for two of… Continue Reading

Funding for harbours in Galway and Mayo

Harbours in Galway and Mayo are to benefit from the Capital Investment Programme launched by my colleague, Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Michael Creed. A total of €28 million is being invested nationally under the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme. Under the Programme, €800,000 is being invested in the completion of… Continue Reading

2017 Action Plan for Education Launched

The 2017 Action Plan for Education has been launched by my colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and contains over 400 actions and sub actions to be implemented in 2017 by the Department, its agencies and others across government. Importantly, timelines and points of responsibility have also been assigned. It is based… Continue Reading

Access Programme for Cannabis-based treatments to be established

Today (Friday) my colleague, the Minster for Health Simon Harris, has published the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s Report: Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review. For understandable reasons the introduction of any health product requires a great deal of research and scrutiny. While there is international research on this issue the publication of a report… Continue Reading

30 new jobs created in Galway by GeoScience Ireland Network companies

This week’s Geoscience Ireland figures on 2016 show that 30 new jobs were created in Galway last year by Geoscience Ireland member companies. An agency of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Geoscience Ireland is working in partnership with Enterprise Ireland to create and maintain jobs in the geoscience sector in Ireland. With 30… Continue Reading