Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

€2.9m iMARL will boost Irish marine research

As Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment I recently launched a €2.9 million iMARL marine monitoring infrastructure which is a partnership between the Dublin Institute for Advance Studies, the Geological Survey of Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and NUI Galway. The iMARL lab includes vibration sensors on the seafloor, water temperature sensors,… Continue Reading

Irish libraries leading the way with digital developments

Libraries in Ireland are leading the way in expanding its digital services for members and tt is very clear that libraries are meeting the challenges posed by digital developments by grasping new opportunities and extending their services. One service of particular note is the ebook and audiobook lending service which is available free-of-charge to library members.… Continue Reading

€2.25 million for Galway under new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

€2.25 million in funding for 2018 is being provided for Galway as part of the new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). SICAP, which is part of the Department of Rural and Community Development, provides funding for life-long learning, job-seeking and for projects and initiatives which strengthen communities. Administered on behalf of my Department by… Continue Reading