Seán Kyne

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West & South Mayo


Galway University Hospital Emergency Department

On Monday, I raised the overcrowding and long waits in the Galway University Hospital Emergency Department in the Seanad. I called for immediate action from both Saolta and the HSE nationally to introduce measures which would combat delays and overcrowding at the Emergency Department. I also called for urgent progress on the provision of the […]

At yesterday’s Joint Health Committee, I questioned Secretary General, Robert Watt on the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme on data retention.

Sláintecare Proposals for Elective/Ambulatory Hospital

Yesterday, I raised the delays in healthcare infrastructure in Galway with Minister of State, Frank Feighan in the Department of Health. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Feighan. I am delighted to see somebody from the west here as this topic relates to hospital services in the west, in particular the Galway region. The […]

Update on the rollout of the Covid-19 Vaccination

Last Tuesday, I raised a number of issues at the Joint Committee on Health, such as the concerns about the second dose of AstraZeneca, vaccination on the islands and vaccination for the housebound. Senator Seán Kyne I welcome the expert witnesses. My question is similar to Deputy Durkan’s. I was contacted by a lady this […]

More than €62 million allocated for infrastructure projects in Galway

More than €62m has been allocated for transport projects, the regeneration of city sites and new residential hubs in Galway under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund. The funding supports: Galway City Council Transport Connectivity Project (Galway City Council) – €40.30 million Galway Public Spaces and Streets Project (Galway City Council) – €8.64 million Galway […]

Remote Work Strategy / Straitéis Cianoibre

I recently spoke in the Seanad on the potential and benefits of remote working to the Western regions and acknowledged the important role played by the Western Development Commission and Údarás na Gaeltachta.  The roll out of high-speed broadband, facilitated by State Aid is also vital in this strategy. Labhair mé sa Seanad le déanaí […]

Warmer Homes Scheme

Last week I raised the number of people waiting on the Warmer Homes Scheme list and urged the Department of Environment, Climate Change & Communications to progress these applications as a matter of urgency. There is a distinct chill in the air. Thankfully, it is not a political chill but an actual chill. It is […]


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