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.

12 05, 2022

Canney – Welcomes changes to the Public Works Contracts to deal with Construction inflation

By | May 12th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tourism|0 Comments

Sean Canney Independent TD has welcomed the approval by the Cabinet today of a Memo presented by Minister Michael McGrath to address the crisis in the Public Works Contracts due to the unprecedented increase in [...]

10 05, 2022

Old library heritage to be showcased

By | May 10th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I am delighted that the OPW have listened to me and the business people in Shop Street who raised the issue with me. I commend the OPW for their swift, decisive action in doing what [...]

4 05, 2022

Co-signs Commission of Investigation (Nursing Homes) Bill 2022

By | May 4th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have co-signed the Commission of Investigation (Nursing Homes) Bill 2022 along with Catherine Connolly TD and Peadar Tobin TD. The purpose of this Bill is to provide for a public inquiry into the management, [...]

27 04, 2022

Home Help Service is in crisis due to staff shortages

By | April 27th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I believe that the Home Help Service is in tatters due to staff shortages. “The service which is being administered by the HSE is in crisis with a lack of Home Care workers. This is [...]

20 04, 2022

Fostering Allowance needs to be increased for Foster Carers

By | April 20th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth that the Foster Care allowance has not been increased since January 2009. It is unfair that no increase has been given [...]

19 04, 2022

Calls on Government to take over Derrybrien Wind Farm in the interest of security of electricity supply

By | April 19th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have stated that the 70 turbine electricity producing facility at Derrybrien Co. Galway should not be decommissioned. In a time when we require security of electricity supply it is unbelievable that the ESB are [...]

18 04, 2022

Calls on Office of Public Works to showcase our built heritage at the Old Library, Tuam

By | April 18th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have raised the issue of showcasing the built heritage at the old Library Shop Street, Tuam. I understand that the OPW are planning to cover up the old Bank of Ireland stone carving on [...]

17 04, 2022

Turf cutting ban is unworkable

By | April 17th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Turf cutting ban is unworkable I believe that the ban on the sale of turf as proposed by Minister Eamonn Ryan and the Government is unworkable. “We have hundred of thousands of homeowners who rely [...]

9 04, 2022

Housing for All not delivering houses where there is demand

By | April 9th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have challenged the Housing for All Policy. It is not living up to its promises. Firstly, the Affordable Purchase Scheme is not available in Galway or throughout the country and people are frustrated at [...]

8 04, 2022

Government must provide additional supports to first time home buyers in light of increase costs of building

By | April 8th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to provide additional supports to first time buyers of new homes. “I have been contacted by many young couples who had their new homes costed and have been approved [...]