Galway East

Galway East Constituency related posts and information articles by Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway in the West of Ireland. The constituency was created for the 1937 general election, when the former Galway constituency was split into 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.

18 06, 2019

DEADLINE FOR CHARITIES VAT COMPENSATION SCHEME

By | June 18th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

DEADLINE FOR CHARITIES VAT COMPENSATION SCHEME Legislation was passed at the end of last year to introduce a VAT Compensation Refund Scheme for charities. It is aimed at refunding the proportion of VAT paid on [...]

17 06, 2019

RETURN OF THE BACK TO SCHOOL ALLOWANCE

By | June 17th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, National, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

I am very pleased that the Back to School Clothing and Footware Allowance will soon be available for eligible families. Budget 2019 provided for €56 million nationally to be made available for the allowance which [...]

13 06, 2019

CHECK BEFORE YOU BOOK!

By | June 13th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tourism|0 Comments

A valid passport is needed to travel on holiday. Please check your passport and your children's passport before you book. It is so easy to do, so my advice is do it today. Allow plenty [...]

12 06, 2019

BOOST FOR KNOCK AIRPORT

By | June 12th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tourism|0 Comments

Ireland West Airport Knock is to get a €5.7 million boost in Exchequer grants under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport's Regional Airports Programme. This is a very welcome investment in our transport connectivity [...]

11 06, 2019

WELCOME NEWS ON SPINRAZA DRUG FOR CHILDREN

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Very important breaking news today that the Health Service Executive has approved the use of the drug Spinraza to treat children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Parents, including those in Galway East, have waged a [...]

11 06, 2019

INFORMATION EVENING ON ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Portumna Area|0 Comments

Information evenings about how to make your home more energy efficient and what grants may be available have been extremely popular throughout the constituency. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland will be holding a free [...]

11 06, 2019

CHILDCARE GROUPS RECEIVE MORE THAN €300,000 FOR NEW PLACES

By | June 11th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

Great news that childcare groups in Galway East have been allocated more than €300,000 in capital funding to boost new childcare places in the constituency. The allocation is part of a €6.5 million investment nationally [...]

10 06, 2019

VOLUNTEER WORK FOR JOBSEEKERS

By | June 10th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I am urging jobseekers to consider volunteer work to provide help to people and groups in need of support. To do so they can avail of the Voluntary Work Option programme offered by the Department [...]

7 06, 2019

CLAIM YOUR TAX BACK!

By | June 7th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Tens of thousands of people each year are missing out by failing to claim back their tax refunds. It is very important for family incomes to ensure that everyone claims their full entitlements. Tax refunds [...]

7 06, 2019

INCREASED FUNDING FOR PLAYGROUNDS

By | June 7th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

I have some good news for children's playgrounds and recreational facilities in Galway East. The Department for Children and Youth Affairs has increased Capital Grant Funding provided to local authorities from €250,000 to €450,000 for [...]