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.

23 02, 2021

Over 3,000 vacancies on CE Schemes not acceptable

By | February 23rd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have been informed by officials in the Department of Social Protection that there are over 3,000 vacancies on CE Schemes nationally. “Following my intervention in the Dáil last week, I met with Minister Heather [...]

23 02, 2021

South Galway (Gort Lowlands) Flood Relief Scheme Feasibility Study Report Published

By | February 23rd, 2021|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the publication of the South Galway (Gort Lowlands) Flood Relief Scheme Feasibility Report which has proven that a scheme to create flood relief is feasible and show a cost benefit. “The flooding in [...]

22 02, 2021

Calls for urgent intervention to offset losses on Irish Beef Industry

By | February 22nd, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I am calling for urgent action by Government and specifically from Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue in the area of the beef Industry. 'Irish beef finishers are facing catastrophic losses in bringing their product to market [...]

15 02, 2021

Welcome funding of €36 million for Galway Roads

By | February 15th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the €36,230,409 funding allocated to Galway County Council for the 2021 roads programme. “I am particularly delighted with a further allocation of €1.5 million for the Kilbannon road realignment and a further €1 [...]

13 02, 2021

Welcome appointment of Design Team for Athenry Fire Station

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

I have been informed that Galway County Council have today appointed the Design Team to prepare the design and tender documents for the new first station for Athenry. “I am delighted that this project is [...]

10 02, 2021

Welcomes further progress on Gort Lowlands Flood Relief Scheme

By | February 10th, 2021|Blog, Flood Relief, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the further progress on the Gort Lowlands Flood Relief Scheme with the publication of the Feasibility Report on Monday 22nd February. “The public consultation on the engineering options will commence on Friday 26th [...]

8 02, 2021

Welcome Court Decision on Business Insurance.

By | February 8th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the decision by the courts to side with publicans who out of necessity had to take a case against FBD Insurance who were refusing to honour claims under the business interruption clause in [...]

4 02, 2021

Government needs to immediately outline their contingency plan for vaccine rollout for the over 70s”

By | February 4th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

As a member of the Regional Group of TD’s we have called on the Government to immediately outline their contingency plan for the rollout of vaccines to older adults. “This evening we have been informed [...]

2 02, 2021

Concerned the Minister for Education is not hearing the concerns of all parents

By | February 2nd, 2021|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have raised concerns that the Minister for Education is not hearing the concerns for the two largest National Organisations who represent 340,000 parents / guardians. “The Catholic Secondary Schools Parents Association (CSSPA) and the [...]

1 02, 2021

Over €250 million spent on the Jobpath programme in 6 years

By | February 1st, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that €250 million has been expended to date on Jobpath which provides long term unemployed Jobseekers with access to an employment and advice service for a period of 12 months. “Jobpath [...]