Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Press Releases

New GMIT STEM Building a boost to Galway and the Atlantic Economic Corridor

The investment of a €24 million new ‘STEM’ building for GMIT is a great boost for Galway, the Connacht Ulster AllianceTechnological University and the Atlantic Economic Corridor. Part of a €200 million Public-Private Partnership investment package for the Institutes of Technology announced by Minister for Education, Richard Bruton this week, GMIT will receive capital investment… Continue Reading

New VAT Compensation Scheme will benefit community and voluntary organisations

The introduction of a VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities in Budget 2018 will benefit community and voluntary organisations across Galway and Mayo. The new Scheme has an initial allocation of €5 million which will take effect from 1st January and will be payable one year in arrears. As Minister of State at the Department of Rural… Continue Reading

Almost one quarter of a million Euro allocated to help Galway businesses develop online

Over 100 businesses in Galway have availed of supports under the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Operated through the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Trading Online Voucher Scheme offers a financial incentive of up to €2,500 to small businesses to develop their online trading capacity,… Continue Reading

Over €1 million funding for Galway under the Town and Village Scheme

Over €1 million has been allocated for Galway under the Town and Village Scheme. The funding for Galway was confirmed to me by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Minister Michael Ring TD. The Town and Village Scheme supports community initiatives and improvements in small towns and villages by funding projects which… Continue Reading

Step forward for the Galway – Mayo Telecommunications legislation

The Telecommunications Services (Galway – Mayo) Bill is on the priority list of legislation for the new Dáil term. As Minister with responsibility for Digital Development the Telecommunications Services (Galway – Mayo) Bill is one of the key items of legislation under my remit. The Bill will provide a right of access to the Galway –… Continue Reading