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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

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 [...]

24 07, 2021

Joint Committee on Disability Matters launches work programme and terms of reference

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

I, as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters, have today welcomed the launch of the Committees Terms of Reference and 2020/21 Work Programme. “ I thank each and every person who [...]

24 07, 2021

Welcome commencement of the Part 8 planning for Athenry Fire Station

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

I have been informed that Galway County Council will today publish the public notice for the commencement of the Planning process for the new first station for Athenry. “I am delighted that this project is [...]

18 07, 2021

Nursing Home Fair Deal long awaited legislation to benefit families

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

Nursing Home Fair Deal long awaited legislation to benefit family farms and family business Sean Canney Independent TD welcomes the passing of legislation in the Dáil and Seanad this week to protect family farm and [...]

14 07, 2021

Forest Licence System must change

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

The current Forest Licence System is not fit for purpose and needs to be overhauled as a matter of urgency. Today there are nearly 6,000 licences in the system pending decision. Farmers are awaiting more [...]

13 07, 2021

Welcome progress with installation of footbridge in Athenry

By | July 13th, 2021|Athenry Area, Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from Galway County Council that they have issued tender documents to contractors for the construction of a footbridge to provide pedestrian access to Clarin College Athenry. “The footbridge was planned and [...]

10 07, 2021

Government commit to review the amount of transition funding for Leader Programme for 2022

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

I have received a commitment from the Taoiseach that the Government will review the level of funding available to the Leader Programme for 2022. The last Leader Programme finished in 2020 but a transition fund [...]

9 07, 2021

Overzealous Public Spending Code stifling infrastructure development

By | July 9th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Public Spending Code has become a major blockage in the delivery of Public Infrastructure in Ireland. The Public Spending Cost sets out the various approval gateways that a project must go through. The code [...]

9 07, 2021

Burren Trail to be complete in September 2021

By | July 9th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Burren Trail to be complete in September 2021 and will benefit tourism in Gort and South Galway I have received confirmation from Fáilte Ireland that the Burren Trail is scheduled for completion in September 2021. [...]