Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Former Minister of State for Community Development

Between June 2017 and October 2018 I served as Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development. A number of issues came under my remit at this Department including the community and voluntary sector, the Western Development Commission, charities regulation as well as the Atlantic Economic Corridor.

€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

Minister Ring’s visit to North West Connemara

On my invitation my colleague Minister Michael Ring visited North West Connemara to meet with local community groups and businesses including Connemara Community Radio, Forum Connemara, Letterfrack Tidy Towns, Connemara Carpets, GMIT Letterfrack and Connemara West. The Minister also viewed some of the projects being funded by our Department, the Department of Rural and Community… Continue Reading

Over €115,000 allocated to Galway community groups and organisations under the Community Facilities Scheme

€115,053 has been allocated to over 130 Galway community and voluntary groups under my Department’s Community Facilities Scheme. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community Facilities Scheme was launched in March 2017 and is administered by the Local Community Development Committee is each local authority area. The Community Facilities Scheme is… Continue Reading

Extra funding for Seniors Alert Scheme as over 2,100 Galway & Mayo householders apply to the Scheme

Extra funding of €400,000 has been allocated for the Seniors’ Alert Scheme by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD bringing to €2.7 million the total funding for the Scheme this year. Figures show that almost 1,400 older people in Galway and over 760 older people in Mayo have… Continue Reading