On Monday in the Seanad, I raised again the delays in respect to the lodgement of a planning application for the new Emergency Department & Maternity and Paediatric facilities at UHG with Minister of State, Frank Feighan. Enabling works on construction of a temporary extension to the emergency department at the hospital have commenced and […]
I welcome the announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys of almost €200k in Covid Stability funding for community and voluntary groups in Galway. The funding for the 12 Galway groups includes €80k for Croí – the West of Ireland Cardiac and Stroke Foundation Company Ltd, €12k for Forbairt Maigh Cuilinn, €8,000 for Bád Tarrthála Charna & […]
I raised the recent CAP deal secured in Brussels in the Seanad recently. Fairness and Green farming are at the heart of the deal. I thank the Acting Cathaoirleach and welcome Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, to the House. The Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, as the Minister of State will be aware, was originally established […]
Today, I raised the need for a new Primary School Building on a new site in Barna to replace the existing Scoil Shéamais Naofa, which is very restricted on its present site and on a very busy regional road. Inniu, d’ardaigh mé an gá atá le Foirgneamh Nua Bunscoile ar shuíomh nua i mBearna le […]
I raised the issue of Aviation this week in the Seanad and am happy that there is to be a debate on the matter next Monday. I sought the views of some of our Galway based multinationals about the current aviation crisis.
We have had a week of uncertainty in the aviation sector. Our thoughts go to staff who have lost jobs over the weekend and those whose jobs are under threat within the aviation sector. I welcome that emergency seven-month contracts can issue where a new operator can be found for PSO services to Kerry and […]
On Tuesday, I raised the need for a Secondary School in Moycullen. Unfortunately, from the Minister for Education’s reply, this will be a slow burner Senator Seán Kyne I welcome the Minister of State. I am delighted to speak about schools in my area of Moycullen, County Galway. Some people describe Moycullen as a village […]
There are many Moycullen people, both still with us and those gone to their eternal rest, who have campaigned through the years for a Community Centre in the village. The Land Commission and Galway County Council were approached at various times but unfortunately no site was available for such a centre. Since the early 2000’s […]
It’s great to see the Economic Recovery Plan being launched today which sets out renewed supports, investment, and policies for a new stage of economic recovery. The Plan includes over €3.5 billion in enterprise and labour market supports and almost €1 billion under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The ambition of the plan is […]
Yesterday in the Seanad, I raised the ongoing concerns of funding shortfall in Galway County Council
I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this Commencement matter. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Noonan, to the House. I know the Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke, has recently engaged with councillors on a cross-party basis on the issue of funding for Galway County Council. Obviously, they are better placed than I am […]
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