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Progress on development of Office of Public Works Regional office in Headford

Progress on development of Office of Public Works Regional office in Headford

I have received written confirmation from the Minister of State for the OPW, that the extension to the offices at...
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Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system

Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system

I welcome the decision of the Dáil Business Committee this morning to approve the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals...
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Meeting with Vintners President to discuss re-opening of rural pubs

Meeting with Vintners President to discuss re-opening of rural pubs

I have met with Padraic McGann, National President of the Vintners Federation to discuss issues around the re-opening of pubs....
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National Volunteering Week to be Celebrated in Galway

National Volunteering Week to be Celebrated in Galway

Galway Volunteer Centre has announced a number of events to celebrate National Volunteering Week which takes place from September 21st...
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I welcome funding for COVID-19 supports for two villages in Galway East

I welcome funding for COVID-19 supports for two villages in Galway East

I welcome the inclusion of Milltown and Killimor in the latest round of the enhanced Town & Village Renewal Scheme...
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Independent TDs call for urgent Government action on Shannon Airport

Independent TDs call for urgent Government action on Shannon Airport

I along with a group of Independent TDs from across the West of Ireland have issued a joint statement calling...
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Calls on the Government to provide Irish Water with the necessary funding for infrastructure for regional development

Calls on the Government to provide Irish Water with the necessary funding for infrastructure for regional development

Speaking in the Dáil last week I raised the issue of funding for Irish Water to provide the necessary infrastructure...
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Homecare Hours should be a vital component of the Governments Winter Plan

Homecare Hours should be a vital component of the Governments Winter Plan

The Programme for Governments Winter Plan which commits to invest in additional Homecare hours and to legislate for a statutory...
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I welcome decision on reopening all pubs

I welcome decision on reopening all pubs

I welcome the announcement by the Government that all pubs are to reopen for business from the 21st September. ‘In...
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I welcome funding of almost €750,000 for Galway Charities

I welcome funding of almost €750,000 for Galway Charities

I welcome the allocation of €748,487 in funding to 12 Galway Charities by the Department of Health. The funding will...
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  • Progress on development of Office of Public Works Regional office in Headford

Progress on development of Office of Public Works Regional office in Headford

September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

I have received written confirmation from the Minister of State for the OPW, that the extension to the offices at the Regional Headquarters in Headford is progressing. Enabling works including the provision of temporary accommodation [...]

  • Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system

Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system

September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

I welcome the decision of the Dáil Business Committee this morning to approve the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the horrendous backlog in appeals of forestry applications. “On [...]

  • Meeting with Vintners President to discuss re-opening of rural pubs

Meeting with Vintners President to discuss re-opening of rural pubs

September 15th, 2020|0 Comments

I have met with Padraic McGann, National President of the Vintners Federation to discuss issues around the re-opening of pubs. ‘The main issue is that the regulations are very complicated and require clarity to ensure [...]

  • National Volunteering Week to be Celebrated in Galway

National Volunteering Week to be Celebrated in Galway

September 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Galway Volunteer Centre has announced a number of events to celebrate National Volunteering Week which takes place from September 21st to September 28th. All of these events will take place online and are free to [...]

  • I welcome funding for COVID-19 supports for two villages in Galway East

I welcome funding for COVID-19 supports for two villages in Galway East

September 12th, 2020|0 Comments

I welcome the inclusion of Milltown and Killimor in the latest round of the enhanced Town & Village Renewal Scheme to support their response and adaption to COVID-19. Milltown in North Galway has been allocated [...]