30 04, 2019

GETTING READY FOR THE BIG HELLO

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THE BIG HELLO There are going to be 43 community events all over County Galway this Bank Holiday Weekend to mark the Big Hello, Ireland's first ever National Community Weekend. There are a huge variety [...]

30 04, 2019

43 GALWAY COMMUNITY GROUPS READY TO CELEBRATE THE BIG HELLO

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Forty three Galway community groups will be saying a Big Hello to mark Ireland's first National Community Weekend. The Big Hello, which is an initiative by the Department for Rural and Community Development, will take [...]

29 04, 2019

GALWAY TO RECEIVE MORE RESOURCES TO COMBAT DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

By | April 29th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

Galway is to get three new outreach workers for frontline services to combat domestic, sexual and gender-based violence as part of a €23.8 million national funding allocation this year. The move announced by the Department [...]

29 04, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS UNDER THE COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2019

By | April 29th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Launch Events|0 Comments

COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2019 I am urging community and voluntary not-for-profit groups to get their applications in for the Community Enhancement Programme 2019. The programme, which is funded by the Department for Rural and Community [...]

29 04, 2019

CANNEY APPLAUDS FOREST OWNER PAYMENTS

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More than 4,000 forest owners who applied for their annual premium payments by paper application have received grants amounting to €15.4 million this week. The payments follow on from more than 6,000 payments made in [...]

29 04, 2019

I WELCOME NEW JOBSEEKER’S BENEFIT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

By | April 29th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

JOBSEEKER'S BENEFIT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED The Government is introducing a new social insurance benefit for the self-employed from this November. The Jobseekers' Benefit (Self-Employed) will support those who lose their self-employment and who have social [...]

25 04, 2019

NEW INITIATIVE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST RURAL CRIME

By | April 25th, 2019|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Launch Events|0 Comments

NEW INITIATIVE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST RURAL CRIME I was in Airfield Estate in Dublin recently to launch a great new initiative in the battle against rural crime. Homeowners, farmers and businesses can now use [...]

23 04, 2019

UP TO 60,000 PARENTS TO RECEIVE NEW PAID LEAVE

By | April 23rd, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Paid Parental Leave I very much welcome the publication of proposed new legislation today, which means up to 60,000 parents are set to receive paid parental leave from November. All parents will each be entitled [...]

22 04, 2019

MOBILE PHONE AND BROADCAST TASK FORCE

By | April 22nd, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

MOBILE PHONE AND BROADCAST TASK FORCE This week I chaired the ninth meeting of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Task Force at the Alex Hotel in Dublin. The task force includes all stakeholders in the [...]

20 04, 2019

RESEARCH PLANS FOR TCD AND INLAND FISHERIES IRELAND

By | April 20th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

TCD AND INLAND FISHERIES IRELAND As Minister of State with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, I was honoured to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Inland Fisheries Ireland and the School of Natural Sciences [...]