National Posts

National posts and information articles by public representative Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway in the West of Ireland

22 04, 2020

CANCELLATION OF 2020 TIDYTOWNS COMPETITION

By | April 22nd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

My ministerial colleague, Michael Ring TD, the has today announced the cancellation of the TidyTowns competition for 2020 in the interests of public health and safety. In a statement, Minister Ring said: “For over 60 [...]

20 04, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS

By | April 20th, 2020|Blog, Gort Area, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The weekly payment of €350 under the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme will be processed today for approximately 584,000 people. These payments will be lodged into their nominated bank account or post office tomorrow, 21st [...]

20 04, 2020

GOVERNMENT UPDATE ON TEMPORARY WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME

By | April 20th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme has been a landmark intervention introduced to support business and employees at this time of national emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 46,000 employers are registered with Revenue for the [...]

20 04, 2020

DRIVING LICENCES AND NCT TESTS – NEW REGULATIONS

By | April 20th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, driver licences and learner permits due to expire before 30th June 2020 will now be valid for a further four months. The same extensions apply to certificates of competency [...]

17 04, 2020

HELP FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

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

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association is holding a live question and answer session with CEO Neil McDonnell and HR Advisor Cait Lynch on Tuesday April 21 at 11am. The session will be [...]

17 04, 2020

CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES TO RETAIL OUTLETS AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

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

The following are ESSENTIAL retail activities: 1. Retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores 2. Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation [...]

16 04, 2020

RELAXATION OF HGV REGULATIONS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

By | April 16th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Rules for the operation of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) have been relaxed to ensure the continuation of the delivery and distribution of goods. The Road Safety Authority and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport [...]

16 04, 2020

MEASURES TO SUPPORT DELIVERY OF MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

By | April 16th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

A suite of measures has been introduced by the Government to ensure the future delivery of major infrastructural projects. The necessary restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis have had a significant impact on the construction [...]

16 04, 2020

UPDATE TO THE TEMPORARY WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME

By | April 16th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

From the Department of Finance The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) was introduced on March 26 to provide income support to eligible employees where the employer’s business activities have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 [...]

15 04, 2020

BORD BIA MEASURES TO SUPPORT THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

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

Bord Bia has introduced a range of new supports and tailored existing programmes to support the Agri Food sector businesses. The Navigating Change programme addresses issues under 3 areas; Understanding, Supports and Futureproofing. The programme [...]