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 seen the disbandment of the Department of Rural and Community Development with rural affairs tagged on to the Department of Social Protection.
“This does a disservice to the interests of Rural Ireland and I am very concerned that the work that has been done in recent years to support regional development will not get the support it needs going forward.
“There is a very real risk that the West of Ireland is being forgotten about. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sold out the interests of Rural Ireland to the Greens.”

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639

June 27 2020