Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Minister for Community Development

Over €275,000 for Galway under new Community Enhancement Programme

€275,000 has been allocated for Galway under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s new Community Enhancement Programme. The CEP is the successor to last year’s Community Facilities Scheme and also includes the RAPID Scheme. It is a more flexible scheme which will help provide targeted funding to communities. The new Community Enhancement Programme, which has been launched… Continue Reading

Launch of Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations

On Thursday I launched the Report on the Governance of Charitable Organisations which provides a series of recommendations to the Charities Regulatory Authority on how the governance of charities should be regulated. The recommendations provide realistic and proportionate guidance on the best type of framework for ensuring that charities in Ireland are governed effectively. Volunteers… Continue Reading

Local Digital Strategies – UN ICEGOV Conference

On Wednesday I was honoured to speak and chair a session on Local Digital Strategies at the UN’s ICEGOV (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance) which is taking place this week at NUI Galway. It was great to hear the ideas and observations from experts and to learn of the experiences of… Continue Reading

€942,000 Local Improvement Scheme allocation for Galway

Galway has been allocated €942,000 under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme which has been launched today by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD. I’m delighted to confirm the allocation of €942,000 for Galway County Council as part of the Local Improvement Scheme. The Scheme provides investment in roads… Continue Reading

Vital work of Mountain Rescue Teams recognised through funding from the Rural and Community Development Department

My Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development, has, in the past year, provided an allocation of €448,000 to support Mountain Rescue Ireland organisations with a further €88,000 for 2018. The funding comprises €360,000 under the CLAR scheme which has been put to use by Mountain Rescue organisations, including Galway Mountain Rescue and Mayo… Continue Reading