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 [...]

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 [...]

21 02, 2018

Pay disparity for school secretaries

By | February 21st, 2018|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I raised the plight of school secretaries during a recent Dáil debate on employment conditions last week. Speaking during a debate on the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, I welcomed the Bill in that it [...]

5 02, 2018

Record year for overseas visitors

By | February 5th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, National, Tourism|0 Comments

This week I welcomed the publication of official data on overseas travel for 2017 from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), which showed an increase of 3.6% in overseas visits to Ireland for 2017 compared to [...]

30 01, 2018

Council of Europe nomination

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I have been nominated by the Government to serve on the Council of Europe and have been selected as a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. I attended my first meeting [...]

30 01, 2018

Announcement of a transport subsidy for fodder welcomed

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

The announcement of a transport subsidy by Minister Michael Creed will certainly be a relief for those with rapidly dwindling fodder supplies. ‘This is a long winter and farmers in Galway are particularly affected. Following [...]

29 01, 2018

Rebuild Ireland Home loan scheme for first time buyers welcomed

By | January 29th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement by the Housing Finance Agency of a Home Loan Scheme for first time house buyers as a positive development. ‘The scheme is also available to people who are first time self-building [...]

26 01, 2018

Welcoming proposed changes to planning laws

By | January 26th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I welcome changes to the planning laws which would see three types of planning applications designated as exempted developments. Proposed changes to the Planning Act would see development by Irish Water related to the provision [...]

24 01, 2018

Welcome correction of pension anomaly

By | January 24th, 2018|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, National, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome a decision by the Government to correct a pension anomaly that has existed for many people – particularly women – since 2012. In recent months, many people expressed concerns about their pension rates, [...]

22 01, 2018

Have your say on electoral areas in County Galway

By | January 22nd, 2018|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, National, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Have your say on electoral areas in County Galway.