Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

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

Speech to the candidate Operators of Essential Services organisations

Good morning everyone, and welcome. Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for coming today. This marks an important step in the measures being undertaken by the State to adapt to the challenges posed by cyber security. It is also the first time that the State has brought together in one room, actors from across… Continue Reading

Irish Geoscience Early Career Symposium

Irish Geoscience Early Career Symposium, 11th and 12th January 2018, NUIG Minister of State Seán Kyne, TD, attends the National University of Ireland Galway this afternoon for the first ever Irish Geoscience Early Career Symposium. iGEO2018 is a geoscience event organised by, and designed for early-career geoscientists. The symposium is a new 2-day event designed to cultivate scientific debate… Continue Reading

New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors

26 new apprenticeships have been launched today as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018. The structured education and on-the-job training which apprenticeships provide is a feature of strong economies and forms part of a more varied, stronger mix of further and higher education options. Apprenticeships can be a better pathway to a… 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

Launch of the NESC ‘Conversations on the Circular Economy in Ireland’

What is the Circular Economy? For those of us new to the term ‘Circular Economy’, it is understandable that it might need some explaining. Sometimes the quickest route to understanding is when someone paints you a picture.  Dr. O’Rafferty has painted a very vivid picture of what the circular economy means and what it means… Continue Reading