Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Press Releases

Record job growth by Geoscience Ireland companies, 354 new jobs in 2017

A survey of the  companies comprising the Geoscience Ireland (GI) business cluster has shown that 128 new jobs were created in the second half of 2017. This brings the overall job creation figure for 2017 to 354,  276 of which were created by small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)– the largest yearly growth since its… Continue Reading

Funding for Galway Volunteer Centre and Mayo Volunteer Bureau

As Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development I have allocated funding to support volunteering organisations across the country including the Galway Volunteer Centre and the Mayo Volunteer Bureau. The funding is part of a national allocation of €3.5 million. With the funding my Department is supporting volunteer centres in 21… Continue Reading

€12.5 million allocated for 57 new social homes in Galway

€12.5 million to Galway City Council for the provision of 57 new homes at two locations in the east of the City. The funding is being provided by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under the Rebuilding Ireland’s ‘Local Authority Housing Construction Programme’. Under the allocation €10.7 million will fund the construction of… Continue Reading

New Pension Reforms will benefit pensioners across Galway and Mayo

The Pension Reforms agreed by Government at the Cabinet meeting and confirmed by my colleague, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty will significantly benefit many people in Galway, Mayo and the West who are in receipt of a reduced State Pension. The Government has agreed to allow pensioners under the system introduced… Continue Reading

Boost for Galway Hospice through Dormant Accounts Funding

An allocation of almost €100,000 for the Galway Hospice has been made from Dormant Accounts Fund. The funding is being provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection which will be reimbursed from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The Dormant Accounts Fund comes under my remit as Minister of State at the Department of… Continue Reading

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