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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

22 03, 2018

Importance of CAP underlined at IFA briefing

By | March 22nd, 2018|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

I attended an IFA briefing in Dublin today where issues discussed included CAP reform, farm incomes and direct payments, rural development, young farmers and generational renewal and we also had a discussion on the need [...]

21 03, 2018

New Route To China Welcomed

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tourism|0 Comments

The announcement of Ireland's first direct flights to mainland China a year on from my first ministerial visit to the country has been welcomed. The route between Dublin and Beijing is a major boost to [...]

21 03, 2018

Look Before you Book – Check your Passport

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tourism|0 Comments

It is that time of year for making plans for holidays. Before you snap up that holiday deal, check your Passport to make sure it is in date. Look before you book: Check that your [...]

21 03, 2018

Make your voice heard on loneliness

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Make your voice heard on loneliness Loneliness and social isolation are among the greatest public health risks of today. Loneliness is now as prevalent in the young as it is in the elderly. One in [...]

13 03, 2018

Funding for Coláiste an Chreagáin

By | March 13th, 2018|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Coláiste an Chreagáin, Mountbellew, has been allocated funding by the Department of Education for a new science lab and prep area. The funding is a great boost for the school, which was threatened with closure [...]