Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Speeches

Legislation for Galway – Mayo fibre broadband network introduced in Seanad

As Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I am leading the Telecommunications Services (Ducting and Cables) Bill through the Oireachtas. The Bill concerns the Galway Mayo ducting and cables telecommunications network which was installed as part of the Corrib Gas pipeline project and subsequently gifted to the State. The ducting and cable… Continue Reading

Launch of the Douglas Hyde Conference 2017

Launch of the Douglas Hyde Conference 2017, Douglas Hyde Centre, Portahard, Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon  Cathaoirleach, Chief Executive, Chairperson, Director of Services, local councillors, Colleagues, friends, I am delighted to be here today at the launch of the Douglas Hyde Conference that this year will discuss and debate the importance of culture, and its value to our… Continue Reading

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage

The Bill to establish the Department of Rural and Community Development I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Ring, on his appointment to the Cabinet. We know him as someone who has a great commitment to his community in Mayo, the west coast and all parts of rural Ireland. He is a tremendous worker on the ground… Continue Reading

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