Welcome announcement of €20m of ANC payments issuing to 11,825 farmers in Galway this week

I welcome the confirmation by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., that payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme have commenced with payments worth just over €20 million [...]

By | September 16th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Athenry Fire Station progress

I welcome the fact that the Part 8 Planning process is now complete, and planning is in place for the new fire station for Athenry. Cllr. Gabe Cronnelly and I have worked to secure the [...]

By | September 15th, 2021|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Zoning is a huge obstacle to delivery of housing

The method of zoning land for development is an obstacle to the delivery of housing. We have County Development Plans and Local Area Plans being developed across the country. The method of deciding on which [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Housing, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Crisis developing in the Home Care sector

There is a major crisis developing in the Home Care sector due to the lack of Home Care workers. “I have experienced first hand the situation where home care hours are being allocated to people [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Canney welcomes inclusion of Headford and Loughrea in streetscape enhancement funding

Seán Canney, Independent TD for Galway East has welcomed the inclusion of both Headford and Loughrea in funding announced to enhance streetscapes and shopfronts. ‘The funding is part of a new €7 million fund which [...]

Construction to start on site at Craughwell NS Extension

I have received confirmation from the Dept of Education that the construction work on the extension of Craughwell National School is to commence on the 6th September. The successful contractor is to mobilise in the [...]

By | August 17th, 2021|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Monivea Boxing Club’s success is a testament to their dedication and commitment

I congratulate the Monivea Boxing Club on their recent international success of two of the club’s members. Lea Butler won a European Bronze medal and Adam Hession has won a European U22 silver medal. This [...]

Welcome progress on long awaited replacement Orthopaedic Theatres at Merlin Park Galway

I welcome the construction of two replacement orthopaedic theatres on the Merlin Park University Hospital site. Construction commenced in March 2021 and is due to be completed by the end of this year. The development [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcomes progress on the new Gaelscoil Campus for Athenry

I have received confirmation from the Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD that the design team has been appointed for the delivery of the new Gaelscoil campus for Athenry. “The project includes the delivery of [...]

€16.6m Provided for Sports Equipment under the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme

I welcome the announcement of €16.6 million in equipment grants under the latest round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP). “Funding totalling € 258,937 has been announced for groups in Galway East which [...]