Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

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

Between May 2016 and October 2018 I served as Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. I had specific responsibility for the natural resources sector and inland fisheries with the addition of digital development in summer 2017.

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

Address to the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Forum 

Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur romhaibh chuig an bhFóram Tascfhórsa do Gheallsealbhóirí Fón Póca agus Leathanbhanda agus go raibh maith agaibh as ucht freastal ar an ócáid inniu.  Oibríonn an Tascfhórsa Fón Póca agus Leathanbhanda go maith leis an bPlean Náisiunta Leathanbhanda trí dlús a chur le feidhmiú tráchtála leathanbhanda ard luais agus chun… Continue Reading

Address at the Retail Excellence E-Commerce Conference

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here this morning. I’d like to thank David Campbell and Retail Excellence for welcoming me to their annual eCommerce Conference. Digital is a disruptive force across all sectors bringing with it both challenges and opportunities.  It is wave that has yet to reach some but for… Continue Reading

All Ireland Smart Cities Forum

My address to the first All Ireland Smart Cities forum which took place in Croke Park Conference Centre on Wednesday, 13th September. “Good morning, I’m delighted to be here today. It gives me great pleasure to open, along with Dr. McCormick, the first All Ireland Smart Cities Forum. As Minister with responsibility for Digital Development,… Continue Reading