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.

22 09, 2020

Meeting with IFA in Athenry on 2021 Budget Submission

By | September 22nd, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I met with representatives of the I.F.A in Athenry this week. We discussed key points in their 2021 Budget Submission. Farming is under pressure and is in need of support to help sustain the family [...]

17 09, 2020

Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system

By | September 17th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the decision of the Dáil Business Committee this morning to approve the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the horrendous backlog in appeals of forestry applications. “On [...]

15 09, 2020

Meeting with Vintners President to discuss re-opening of rural pubs

By | September 15th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have met with Padraic McGann, National President of the Vintners Federation to discuss issues around the re-opening of pubs. ‘The main issue is that the regulations are very complicated and require clarity to ensure [...]

15 09, 2020

National Volunteering Week to be Celebrated in Galway

By | September 15th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Galway Volunteer Centre has announced a number of events to celebrate National Volunteering Week which takes place from September 21st to September 28th. All of these events will take place online and are free to [...]

12 09, 2020

I welcome funding for COVID-19 supports for two villages in Galway East

By | September 12th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the inclusion of Milltown and Killimor in the latest round of the enhanced Town & Village Renewal Scheme to support their response and adaption to COVID-19. Milltown in North Galway has been allocated [...]

11 09, 2020

Independent TDs call for urgent Government action on Shannon Airport

By | September 11th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tourism, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I along with a group of Independent TDs from across the West of Ireland have issued a joint statement calling on Government to ensure connectivity from North America and Heathrow to Shannon Airport, and to [...]

9 09, 2020

Calls on the Government to provide Irish Water with the necessary funding for infrastructure for regional development

By | September 9th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil last week I raised the issue of funding for Irish Water to provide the necessary infrastructure required to stimulate the economy post COVID-19 ‘Irish Water are a key driver of this [...]

9 09, 2020

Homecare Hours should be a vital component of the Governments Winter Plan

By | September 9th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Programme for Governments Winter Plan which commits to invest in additional Homecare hours and to legislate for a statutory Homecare Scheme needs to be enacted now. ‘Research has shown than an increase of 1.5 [...]

8 09, 2020

I welcome decision on reopening all pubs

By | September 8th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement by the Government that all pubs are to reopen for business from the 21st September. ‘In particular, I am pleased that pubs are been given sufficient notice so that they can [...]

8 09, 2020

I welcome funding of almost €750,000 for Galway Charities

By | September 8th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of €748,487 in funding to 12 Galway Charities by the Department of Health. The funding will benefit the following charities across the county and is allocated to counteract the huge reduction [...]