Calls for meaningful investment in Wastewater Treatment Systems

I have called on the Department of Housing to invest in the delivery of wastewater treatment plants in towns and villages if we are to deliver housing. The Government need to invest at least €500 [...]

Contract signing for the Reroofing and Refurbishment of the Stand at Tuam Stadium

I welcome the announcement by Galway GAA that the contract has been signed to re-roof the stand at Tuam Stadium and the entire refurbishment of the stand. “This is very positive news for Tuam Stadium [...]

Sean Canney TD gets Government Clarification on Residential Zoned Land Tax

I raised the issue of the proposed Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) in the Dáil today. “I questioned the Taoiseach on the validity of imposing a land zoned tax on functional farms and land zoned [...]

Residential Zoned Land Tax should not be imposed on farmers

I have called on the Government to immediately confirm that the Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) does not apply to land that is being used for farming purposes. The imposition of the tax on the [...]

Canney Welcomes 1,000 Jobs Announcement for Athenry

Sean Canney Independent TD has welcomed the announcement by the IDA that Dexcom Inc., a global leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes plans to locate its newest global facility in Athenry Co. [...]

Oireachtas must support the ESB Retired Staff Association.

I have called on all Oireachtas members to support a Bill (Industrial Relations Provisions in Respect of Pension Entitlements of Retired Workers Bill 2021) which came before the Dáil last year. The Bill had wide [...]

By | May 2nd, 2023|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcome grant of €50,000 for vacant homes

I welcome the announcement that families can now apply for a grant of €50,000 to refurbish a home that has been vacant for two years, with an additional top-up grant available if the property is [...]

By | April 25th, 2023|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Rent a room relief extended to those on welfare

I welcome the extension of the “rent a room” relief to people in receipt of Social Welfare who wish to rent out a spare room in their home. For the next two years a person [...]

SUSI is now open to receive applications for the 2023/24 academic year

I have received confirmation that the SUSI grant application for academic year 2023/24 is now open for applications. There are important changes to the Student Grant Scheme announced in Budget 2023 which include an increase [...]

Electric Vehicle charging points are not being rolled out to meet the demand

I have called on the Government to address the lack of public charging points for electric vehicles as the number of electric vehicles on our roads are increasing. For the first time the Sales of [...]

By | April 16th, 2023|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments