Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Press Releases

New social welfare legislation published this week will provide new supports for the self-employed

The Social Welfare Bill 2019, which was examined by the Government at the Cabinet meeting earlier this week introduces a new social insurance scheme for people running their own business or setting up a new one. The legislation has been published by Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD and achieves a… Continue Reading

Breis infheistíochta ceadaithe do Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga sna Scoileanna Gaeltachta

Tá € 3.6 milliún leithdháilte agam don Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga an tseachtain seo. Faoin Scéim seo, tacaíonn cúntóirí teanga le daltaí i 135 scoil Ghaeltachta i gcontaetha na Gaillimhe, Mhaigh Eo, Dhún na nGall, Chiarraí, Chorcaí, Phort Láirge agus na Mí. Téann an Scéim seo chun tairbhe dár dteanga dhúchasach sa seomra ranga agus… Continue Reading

Ambitious Climate Action Plan sets out responsible and realistic steps to help tackle climate breakdown

Today (Monday) I attended a special Cabinet Meeting at Government Buildings on the Climate Action Plan. This cross-departmental and cross-agency plan is an ambitious and comprehensive plan that sets out how we can manage the transition to a low carbon economy and society in a responsible and realistic way. It contains over 180 actions with… Continue Reading

Communities in Galway to benefit from Government funding of €18.5 million for NGOs and community and voluntary organisations

Communities in Galway will benefit from the €18.5 million funding that the Government has allocated to NGOs and civil society organisations. The funding has been provided under the Scheme to Support National Organisations administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development and will support 73 non-profit and community-focused organisations over… Continue Reading