Welcomes funding for Galway East under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS)

I welcome the funding for Walking trials under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. Projects to benefit include Gort Riverwalk €27,424, Monivea Woods €27,000, Hymany Trail €28,316. Mucky Boots Trail, Carrabane €29,250, Kilconnell Eco Park €50,000, [...]

Government needs to be truthful on Climate Emission ceilings

I have called on the Government to be clear on their plans in relation to the announcement on carbon emission targets. The 25% target for farming is not possible to achieve and without a detailed [...]

By | August 3rd, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcome changes to the Rural Social Scheme and CE Schemes

I welcome the changes to the Rural Social, Tús and Community Employment Schemes. “All participants on the Rural Social Schemes (RSS) will now be allowed to remain on the scheme until retirement with the abolition [...]

By | August 1st, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Criticises EIR for their ill-time and inconsiderate decision to increase phone charges to their hard-pressed customers

I recently received a response from EIR to their price increases which is disappointing. “In the response from the company, they have confirmed that there is now an additional cost for sending out bills in [...]

By | August 1st, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Construction progressing at the Office of Public Works (OPW) Regional office in Headford

I today met with the Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O Donavan TD in Headford to review progress with the €5.5 million investment in the construction of the refurbishment and extension to [...]

Welcome funding to carry out feasibility to establish a creative industry Hub in Tuam

I have received confirmation the an application by Action Tuam to Enterprise Ireland under the Enterprise Ireland Regional Enterprise Innovation Scoping Scheme (REISS) initiative to explore whether Tuam could develop a Creative Industry Hub in [...]

By | July 18th, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Welcomes Government pending announcement to support first time buyers of vacant properties

I welcome the pending announcement that Government will provide a support scheme for first time buyers of vacant properties. The scheme will provide grants of up to €30,000 to help towards the cost of renovating [...]

Calls for support for farmers with the cost of shearing sheep

I welcome the publication of the long-awaited Wool Feasibility Study. Wool has been undervalued and under-utilised for far too long, and now we have a clear pathway towards maximising the true potential of this valuable [...]

Price increases by Eir are a cruel blow to thousands of customers

The recent increases in Eir’s charges to its customers is cruel in these times. “I believe that Eir have used these times of hyperinflation to increase their profits. The monthly plans will increase by €5 [...]

By | July 2nd, 2022|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Home Care Services in Galway and Mayo under pressure

I have received confirmation from the HSE that there are 588 people awaiting mainstream Home Support service. “Further, the Intensive Home Care Packages in excess of 56 hours is also under pressure. The challenge is [...]