Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Minister for Community Development

Additional Government allocation of €1.35 million to support developments involving GMIT and NUI Galway

Additional funding of €1.35 million has been allocated for West of Ireland higher education institutions. The €1.35 million allocation for 2017 – 2018 is in addition to the €2.57 million already provided by the Government through the Higher Education Authority for developing the Connacht Ulster Alliance Technological University, involving GMIT, and for the merger of… Continue Reading

New investment of €289,000 in libraries across Galway and Mayo

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South I am delighted to confirm investment of €168,000 for Galway’s libraries and €121,000 for Mayo’s libraries. The funding is part of a €3.8 million national allocation from the Department of Rural and Community Development which… Continue Reading

Progress made on the Atlantic Economic Corridor

On Monday I chaired the latest quarterly Atlantic Economic Corridor in the Building Block, Sligo. The Building Block is an enterprise space in the centre of Sligo Town which provides business facilities for local start-up companies and international firms wishing to establish an Irish base. Based on a concept from the Chambers of Commerce in the… Continue Reading

Have your say on the Ireland 2040 Plan

Public consultation deadline extended to noon on Friday, 10th November ’17 ‘The National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’ is the master plan for our country between now and 2040. The broad thrust of the Plan is sensible and realistic and contains many important objectives which will help ensure our country develops in a… Continue Reading

Progress on the development of Local Digital Strategies

As Co-Chair of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, representing the Department of Rural and Community Development, I am delighted to be able to confirm progress on the development of local digital strategies for each city and county council. The development of Local Digital Strategies by every city and county council in the country is… Continue Reading