Press Releases from Minister Sean Canney TD.
I have challenged the Housing for All Policy. It is not living up to its promises. Firstly, the Affordable Purchase Scheme is not available in Galway or throughout the country and people are frustrated at [...]
Government must provide additional supports to first time home buyers in light of increase costs of building
I have called on the Government to provide additional supports to first time buyers of new homes. “I have been contacted by many young couples who had their new homes costed and have been approved [...]
Welcome acceptance by Forsa of offer of improved pay and conditions for School Secretaries and Caretakers
I welcome the overwhelming endorsement by school secretaries who voted in favour of accepting the Department of Education’s offer of improved pay and conditions. “The Department of Education, school management bodies and Fórsa have been [...]
Expresses concern in Government Capital under-spend for 2021 of €830 million on vital infrastructure in Housing, Transport and Health.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Progress is being made towards the opening of the new Clarin College facility in Athenry following a delay caused by issues around pedestrian access. That is according to Galway East TD Seán Canney. Deputy Canney [...]
Galway East TD Seán Canney has slammed the new Government line-up for overlooking the West and Rural Ireland. Deputy Canney said: "There is no full Cabinet Minister from West of the Shannon. "We have also [...]
I have decided that I can best serve the interests of the people of the Galway East constituency by going into opposition. I do not believe that the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Green Party [...]
Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has warmly welcomed the appointment of Vodafone Ireland as the approved contractor to provide retail services for the country's Broadband Connection Points (BCPs). National Broadband [...]
Four Galway charity and community organisations have been allocated a total of €172,722 under the Department of Rural and Community Development's COVID-19 Stability Scheme. Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney welcomed [...]