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Blog related posts and information articles by public representative Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway in the West of Ireland

16 09, 2021

Welcome announcement of €20m of ANC payments issuing to 11,825 farmers in Galway this week

By | September 16th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the confirmation by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., that payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme have commenced with payments worth just over €20 million [...]

15 09, 2021

Athenry Fire Station progress

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

I welcome the fact that the Part 8 Planning process is now complete, and planning is in place for the new fire station for Athenry. Cllr. Gabe Cronnelly and I have worked to secure the [...]

13 09, 2021

Zoning is a huge obstacle to delivery of housing

By | September 13th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The method of zoning land for development is an obstacle to the delivery of housing. We have County Development Plans and Local Area Plans being developed across the country. The method of deciding on which [...]

13 09, 2021

Crisis developing in the Home Care sector

By | September 13th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

There is a major crisis developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers. “I have experienced first hand the situation where home care hours are being allocated to people [...]

24 08, 2021

Canney welcomes inclusion of Headford and Loughrea in streetscape enhancement funding

By | August 24th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Seán Canney, Independent TD for Galway East has welcomed the inclusion of both Headford and Loughrea in funding announced to enhance streetscapes and shopfronts. ‘The funding is part of a new €7 million fund which [...]

17 08, 2021

Construction to start on site at Craughwell NS Extension

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

I have received confirmation from the Dept of Education that the construction work on the extension of Craughwell National School is to commence on the 6th September. The successful contractor is to mobilise in the [...]

16 08, 2021

Monivea Boxing Club’s success is a testament to their dedication and commitment

By | August 16th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Monivea Area, Sporting, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I congratulate the Monivea Boxing Club on their recent international success of two of the club’s members. Lea Butler won a European Bronze medal and Adam Hession has won a European U22 silver medal. This [...]

10 08, 2021

Welcome progress on long awaited replacement Orthopaedic Theatres at Merlin Park Galway

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

I welcome the construction of two replacement orthopaedic theatres on the Merlin Park University Hospital site. Construction commenced in March 2021 and is due to be completed by the end of this year. The development [...]

24 07, 2021

Challenges Bus Eireann and the National Transport Authority for removing public transport services in Loughrea.

By | July 24th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have written to Bus Eireann and the NTA seeking an explanation for their decision to cancel the existing Bus Route 50 and X50 serving Loughrea town. This decision is a total contradiction of Government [...]

24 07, 2021

Welcome funding of €240,000 for Galway Digital Hubs

By | July 24th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of €239,095 from the Department of Rural and Community Development to Galway County Council for the development or upgrade of 8 Broadband Connection Points (BCP’s) in Galway. The locations include Ballyglunin [...]