18 06, 2021

Independent Regional Group Members secure commitment from Tánaiste for buy local campaign

By | June 18th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I along with my colleagues in the Independent Regional Group of TDs this week met with the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mr Leo Varadkar today to discuss further supporting Irish local [...]

17 06, 2021

Grants for Outdoor Seating and Accessories 2021 extended to pubs that do not serve food

By | June 17th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the inclusion of Pubs that do not serve food in the new outdoor seating and accessories grant scheme, supported by Fáilte Ireland in partnership with local authorities. The scheme is now open for [...]

16 06, 2021

Construction approval received for Craughwell NS Extension

By | June 16th, 2021|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from the Dept of Education that the tender evaluation for the extension of Craughwell is complete and the tender report has been approved by them. “This approval paves the way for [...]

15 06, 2021

Welcome for extension of CE Scheme contracts until end October 2021 to benefit over 11,000 participants.

By | June 15th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Participants will be facilitated in exiting schemes on phased basis. I welcome the announcement by the Department of Social Protection of further measures to support participants of Community Employment (CE) and Tús schemes. ‘Under the [...]

15 06, 2021

Red Letter Day for Tuam Grove site

By | June 15th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have heralded the commencement of construction work on the site of the Old Grove as a ‘red-letter day’ for Tuam and North Galway. ‘The building has been empty since the Bons Secours closed the [...]

14 06, 2021

Welcome local pharmacies offering one shot Covid vaccine

By | June 14th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I am encouraging the public to avail of vaccination as local pharmacies offer the Janssen single dose Covid-19 vaccine free of charge from today (Monday) to people aged 50 or over. Those aged between 40 [...]

10 06, 2021

The Government’s continuing failure to be proactive will damage our economy and our social fabric

By | June 10th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tourism, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I together with the Independent Regional Group members state that the Government’s continuing failure for the timely adoption of successful measures to combat and contain Covid19 continues to damage our economy and our social fabric. [...]

4 06, 2021

Government need to introduce a fair and transparent system of funding for Local Authorities

By | June 4th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have stated that the review of the Local Property Tax will give an opportunity to Galway County Council to receive their fair share of funding from the Department of Local Government. “For years Galway [...]

3 06, 2021

Welcome funding of €345,000 for Galway East roads

By | June 3rd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcome funding of €345,000 for Galway East to help road network become more climate resilient I welcome the announcement by the Department of Transport for funding for work of essential flooding relief works around Galway [...]

2 06, 2021

Portumna is shortlisted for the inaugural National Award

By | June 2nd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement that Portumna has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Digital Changemaker category of the IE Digital Town Awards. “The Digital Changemaker category is a town that demonstrated that they have [...]