Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Minister of State for Natural Resources

Climate Change focus of NUIG’s Energy Night

On Wednesday last I was delighted to speak at the seventh annual, student-run, Energy Night at NUI Galway. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Ireland’s Response to the Paris Agreement’. Climate Change is probably one of the greatest challenges facing us – everyone across the world – and one doesn’t need to be an… Continue Reading

New Tellus Data Confirms Radon Hot Spots in Galway & Mayo

The latest findings from the award-winning Tellus Programme shed new light on radon risk impacting on the West of Ireland as well as unravelling the region’s ancient, geological history. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas with no colour, taste or smell which can increase the risk of developing lung cancer.  Outdoors, radon quickly dilutes… Continue Reading

30 new jobs created in Galway by GeoScience Ireland Network companies

This week’s Geoscience Ireland figures on 2016 show that 30 new jobs were created in Galway last year by Geoscience Ireland member companies. An agency of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Geoscience Ireland is working in partnership with Enterprise Ireland to create and maintain jobs in the geoscience sector in Ireland. With 30… Continue Reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland – Information Event

On Wednesday 25th January Inland Fisheries Ireland held an information event in Buswell’s Hotel on its activities over the past year, its plans for this year and the work that the organisation carried out.  Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is the state agency responsible for the protection, management and conservation of Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling… Continue Reading

Speech at the annual EirGrid Conference

Address to the delegates at the annual EirGrid Conference on the theme of ‘Planning for our Energy Future’ Good morning ladies and gentlemen, Executive Director, Commissioner and distinguished guests. I must commence by offering the apologies of Minister Naughten. He had of course fully expected to be here today, speaking to you directly, but unfortunately… Continue Reading