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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

3 03, 2021

Government needs to be innovative in supporting Post Offices

By | March 3rd, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Government must step up its commitments to support An Post to prevent the collapse of the post office network. “The Regional Group, which I am a member of, has written to Minister Eamon Ryan [...]

2 03, 2021

Welcome changes to CE and TUS rules during Covid

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

I have today welcomed the announcement of changes to support CE and TUS schemes during Covid. The changes were announced by Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys. ‘The main measures are the extension of contracts [...]

2 03, 2021

Funding for Galway County Council to help support housing improvements for Older People and People with Disabilities

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

I welcome the allocation of €2,336,383 to Galway County Council for the provision of grant support for Housing Adaptation Grants. “The scheme of supports include Housing Aid for Older People including roofing, windows & doors [...]

2 03, 2021

Government needs to revisit establishing a State Community Bank

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

The Government needs to revisit establishing a State bank for SMEs. Ulster Bank are now exiting the Irish market leaving less competition for the consumer. Ulster Bank has about a 15 per cent share of [...]

1 03, 2021

UN Soldiers are now to be vaccinated prior to travelling on UN Peace Keeping Mission

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

I have been informed that all UN Peace Keeping soldiers will now be vaccinated prior to their departure for duties. “I have been contacted by families of soldiers volunteering for UN Peace Keeping duties expressing [...]

1 03, 2021

Audiology Testing Centre progressing for Tuam

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

I received confirmation from the HSE that a local audiology service including a specialist audiology testing facility is being designed are inclusion within the Primary Care Centre Tuam. “Currently these Audiology services are available in [...]

1 03, 2021

Diagnostic services to be available in Tuam from March

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

I have been informed by the HSE that an interim ultrasound service will commence in Tuam Primary Care Centre on the 8th March. “In relation to the availability of x-ray facilities, the HSE have confirmed [...]

1 03, 2021

€30 million investment in Health Care facilities to progress to construction in Tuam Health Campus

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

I have been informed that the long journey on two projects in Tuam are progressing to construction stage and contractors will be on site in the coming months. “The new 50 bed Community Nursing Unit [...]

1 03, 2021

The Organic Farming Scheme will reopen on March 1st

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

I urge all organic farmers to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme. “The scheme last reopened in November 2018 for four weeks. 75% of applicants were refused admission due to a flawed points-based system that [...]

28 02, 2021

Hedge Trimming clarification received from Department

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

I have received confirmation from the Dept. of Housing, Local Government & Heritage that hedge trimming on roads can be carried out all year round in the interest of public safety. “I also received confirmation [...]