Galway East

Galway East Constituency posts and information articles by Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway. The constituency is located in the heart of the West of Ireland. It was created for the 1937 general election, when the former Galway constituency was split. Namely, Galway East and Galway West. It was abolished in 1948 and recreated in 1961. It was abolished again in 1969 and recreated in its current form in 1977.

16 04, 2024

Welcomes opening of long awaited Xray facility in Tuam.

By | April 16th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the opening of the Xray facility at the Primary Care Centre in Tuam. The facility was tied up in paperwork since I first secured funding for the facility in 2017 from the then [...]

19 03, 2024

Safe routes to School programme needs to be fully funded to allow works to be carried out.

By | March 19th, 2024|Athenry Area, Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Safe Routes to School Scheme is moving too slowly with only 12 schools across County Galway out of 65 registered for the scheme have to date been sanctioned for funding. Even more worrying is [...]

13 03, 2024

Ireland must defend turf cutting following the decision by the European Commission to take Ireland to the European Court of Justice.

By | March 13th, 2024|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Irish Government to defend the rights of people to cut turf for their own use. The European Union has announced that they are taking the Irish Government to the European [...]

12 03, 2024

Welcomes commencement of the renovation of Portumna Court House

By | March 12th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the commencement of the refurbishment of the Courthouse building in Portumna. The milestone in the project was marked by the signing of the contract between Galway County Council and the Building Contractor Michael [...]

12 03, 2024

Regional Group of Independent TDs call for the creation of a non-means tested Participation Income for all Carers.

By | March 12th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I along with the Regional Group of TDs are tabling a motion calling for the creation of a non means tested payment for carers in Ireland. "In Ireland, 1 in 8 of our population are [...]

28 02, 2024

Joint Committee on Disability Matters launches public consultation on United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

By | February 28th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Joint Committee on Disability Matters has opened a public consultation asking Disabled Persons Organisations and Self Advocates to make a submission on the UNCRPD and the reality of human rights for people with disabilities [...]

15 02, 2024

Welcomes funding of €40million for Regional and Local roads in Galway County

By | February 15th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that the Department of Transport have allocated funding of €39.93 million to Galway County Council for the maintenance and improvements to the Counties Local and Regional roads for 2024. This allocation [...]

10 02, 2024

Urgent Call to Action: Save Our Small Businesses Now!

By | February 10th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

In a shocking revelation on the floor of the Dáil, the Minister for Finance has coldly dismissed the plight of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the nation. Despite heartfelt pleas, the Minister confirmed there [...]

24 01, 2024

Welcomes installation of two Eco Powered cabinets with Defibrillators at Knockma Hill

By | January 24th, 2024|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the decision by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to install 2 Two Solar Eco Powered Cabinets complete with defibrillators and cardiac medicine on Knockma. “I thank the NPWS for their prompt [...]

21 01, 2024

Shameful treatment of farmers as grant payments delayed

By | January 21st, 2024|Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I recently criticised the government and in particular the Department of Agriculture for their failure to pay farmers their entitlements due in 2023. Farmers who were sold on the idea of ACRES as a scheme [...]