18 04, 2018

VAT refund for Charities

By | April 18th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

A VAT compensation scheme for charities will come into operation in 2019. A VAT compensation scheme for charities is due to be introduced in 2019, which will relate to VAT expenses incurred in 2018. The [...]

17 04, 2018

Get your community buzzing

By | April 17th, 2018|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

It’s time for your community to apply for the Local Authority Pollinator Award as the closing date is May 23rd. The award aims to encourage Tidy Towns groups to implement pollinator-friendly actions in their local [...]

12 04, 2018

Way now paved for water supply to Kilreekil after 40-year wait

By | April 12th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, Loughrea Area|0 Comments

A decision has now been made by members of Cappataggle Group Water Scheme to supply water to the Kilreekil area. The decision was made at a special meeting of Cappataggle Group Water Scheme last night [...]

9 04, 2018

Increased funding for local youth clubs

By | April 9th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

An increase of 13% in funding for the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme for 2018 was welcomed this week by Seán Canney TD. ‘The increase will bring the allocation to €1.79 million and will provide [...]

7 04, 2018

Fodder Support Scheme

By | April 7th, 2018|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Department of Agriculture have put in place a Fodder support scheme for farmers. If you,as a farmer, need assistance please contact your local Teagasc office, IFA or any other farmers representative group. If you [...]

4 04, 2018

Improvements to energy efficiency scheme

By | April 4th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Householders struggling to pay fuel bills should avail of improvements to the Warmer Homes Scheme. The scheme, which aims to help all those living in fuel poverty, is being extended to cover major energy efficiency [...]

2 04, 2018

Funding for flood relief in Gurtymadden and Woodford

By | April 2nd, 2018|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, Loughrea Area, O P W, Portumna Area|0 Comments

I welcome the grant of €88,650 for flood relief works in two locations in Galway East by the Office of Public Works. €65,250 has been allocated for channel maintenance works and upgrading of pipework’s at [...]

30 03, 2018

Hen Harrier fieldworkers wanted

By | March 30th, 2018|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Hen Harrier fieldworkers wanted The SHINE research project at UCC is investigating the impact of forest management practices on Hen Harriers in Ireland (https://www.ucc.ie/en/forestecology/research/shine). As part of this two-year research project, funded by the Department [...]

30 03, 2018

Portumna Castle receives boost as tea rooms open

By | March 30th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, O P W, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Portumna Castle receives boost as tea rooms open Seán Canney TD has received confirmation that the tea rooms at Portumna Castle are ready to open to the public. This facility will greatly enhance the castle [...]

28 03, 2018

Better representation for disabled people on public transport boards

By | March 28th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, National|0 Comments

A commitment by the Independent Alliance to appoint at least one director on all public transport boards with personal experience of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities using public transport is now in the [...]