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Latest News posted and information articles by public representative Sean Canney TD for the of Galway East constituency in the West of Ireland

16 01, 2022

Rural Social Scheme (RSS) supervisors need to be included in pension arrangement agreed with Community Employment (CE) Supervisors

By | January 16th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to extend the agreement reached with Community Employment (CE) supervisors to include Rural Social Scheme supervisors. “The RSS supervisors carry out the same type of work and are a [...]

16 01, 2022

Welcome Council proposals to install safety measures on the Dublin Road junction in Tuam

By | January 16th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have been informed by Galway County Council that they propose to carry out works in the coming months on the Dublin Road at the junction with the Purcell Stockwell road. The junction is very [...]

14 01, 2022

Claim your Tax Back

By | January 14th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

January is a good month to review your tax and claim back any money due to you in overpaid taxes. An average taxpayer could be entitled to hundreds of euros in back tax by claiming [...]

13 01, 2022

Expresses concern in Government Capital under-spend for 2021 of €830 million on vital infrastructure in Housing, Transport and Health.

By | January 13th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have expressed concern at the €830 million underspend of capital funding in 2021 in vital infrastructure. Some of this underspend has been carried over to 2022 with over €580 million underspent and returned to [...]

11 01, 2022

Welcome progress with re-alignment of N17 from Milltown to Gortangunned

By | January 11th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the fact that a planning application has been lodged by Galway County Council with An Board Pleanála for the re-alignment of the N17 road from Milltown to Gortnagunned. “The project consists of 3 [...]

11 01, 2022

Increase on toll charges are another burden on the already hard pressed motorist

By | January 11th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I believe that the increase in toll charges from the 1st of January is ill timed, unfair and is adding further costs to the hard-hit motorist. Toll rates are to rise by 10 cent across [...]

6 01, 2022

Welcome the allocation of Funding for the regeneration of Gort Town Centre from the Rural Regeneration Development Fund

By | January 6th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of €798,584.00 from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund to redesign the Market Square and Cannon Quinn Park in Gort. The project aims to [...]

6 01, 2022

Welcome appointment of Contractor to construct a new footbridge in Athenry

By | January 6th, 2022|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Press Releases, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation from Galway County Council that they have appointed the contractor for the construction of a new footbridge to provide pedestrian access to Clarin College Athenry. “The footbridge was planned as part [...]

4 01, 2022

Tuam Intreo Centre building to be completed in Spring

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

I have received confirmation that the refurbishment of the old library and conversion into an Intreo Centre for Social Welfare services for Tuam and the North Galway region will be completed in the coming weeks. [...]

28 12, 2021

Construction costs will impact on delivery of Public Works Contracts

By | December 28th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

As a former lecturer in Construction Economics and Quantity Surveying in GMIT I have expressed the view that rising costs in materials and labour will impact on what can be delivered under the National Development [...]