Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Minister of State for Natural Resources and Digital Development

Speech at the Ocean Wealth Summit as part of SeaFest

Good afternoon, First of all, let me extend a warm welcome to Galway. I can’t think of a better location for a conference on showcasing the wealth of Irelands Oceans. For generations, Galway has been a gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, whether it be fishing, tourism, recreation or for providing transport to our islands. With… Continue Reading

Legislation to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Passes all stages

On Wednesday I led the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)) Bill through final stages in the Seanad. The Bill has now passed all stages at the Oireachtas and will now be signed into law by President Higgins. I congratulate my colleague, Tony McLoughlin TD (Sligo Leitrim) for initiating this… Continue Reading

Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Bill passes in Dáil

As Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources this week I led the bill to ban fracking through the final stages in the Dáil. The ‘Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum’ bill was introduced by Sligo-Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin and was amended and strengthened at Committee Stage where it was renamed the ‘Petroleum… Continue Reading

Inland Fisheries Amendment Bill to tackle pollution and poaching

As Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources I have introduced legislation into the Dáil to tackle poaching and pollution of our rivers and to empower Inland Fisheries Ireland to continue to carefully and responsibly manage our inland fisheries natural resource. The Bill – the Inland Fisheries Amendment Bill  – amends existing legislation and… Continue Reading

Legislation introduced to help tackle river pollution and poaching

As Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources I have introduced legislation into the Dáil to tackle poaching and pollution of our rivers and to empower Inland Fisheries Ireland to continue to carefully and responsibly manage our inland fisheries natural resource. The Bill – the Inland Fisheries Amendment Bill  – amends existing legislation and… Continue Reading

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