Seán Kyne

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West & South Mayo


Availability and Plans for Affordable Housing in Galway

I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for choosing this Commencement matter. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Burke, to the House and thank him for visiting County Galway last Thursday to engage proactively with the director of housing services, Mr. Liam Hanrahan, and the housing team to discuss a number of projects in the county […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Dé Céadaoin seo caite, labhair mé sa Seanad maidir leis an Ghaeilge, Coláistí Gaeilge, an Daonáireamh, TG4 & RTÉ, Oideachas agus cúrsaí Pleanála Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire agus roimh an Aire Stáit, freisin. Is deas an rud é an tAire a fheiceáil anseo ag na ráitis. Tapaím an deis seo chun aitheantas a thabhairt […]

Connemara Greenway Consultation Opens

Last week, I raised the need for the interested people and groups to engage in the consultation process for the proposed greenway from Galway City to Oughterard. Consultation is open until March 22nd for this vital asset for Connemara and the City. I previously asked for a debate on the positive issues of blueways, greenways […]

The Importance of the Credit Union Sector

Last Wednesday, the Seanad discussed the future of the Credit Union Sector and the need to allow it expand and develop. Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit, an Teachta Fleming, go dtí an Teach. Cuirim fáilte roimh dhíospóireacht ar an ábhar seo a bhaineann le hearnáil na gcomhar creidmheasa trasna na tíre. Very few movements […]

E-car Charging Points

Last week, I raised the immediate need to roll out electric charging points on Regional and National Secondary Routes. As we know, there has been a huge drive to roll out electric cars throughout the country. Obviously, electric cars require electric charging points. In contacting the ESB three years ago, I was informed that: … […]

Lake Bye Laws discussed in Seanad

Last week, I raised the need to make management practices on the Great Western lakes compatible with environmental directives thereby getting them back as close as possible to their natural state. I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for choosing this Commencement matter. In 2006, the conservation and prohibition on sale of coarse fish bye-law No. 806 […]

Fire Services Infrastructure in Galway City

This week in the Seanad, I raised the need to progress improved Fire Services infrastructure in Galway City I welcome the Minister of State and thank him for attending. I acknowledge the important and life-saving role carried out by our fire personnel in Galway city and county, and across the country. Whether it involves fires, […]

Welcome for the Green Light for Galway Ring Road

I, too, welcome the decision of An Bord Pleanála yesterday on the Galway city ring road. It has been a long time in the offing, along with its predecessor, the Galway city outer bypass, on which considerable preparatory work has been done by engineers from the Arup Group, which have been tasked with this project, […]

Request for extension of Westdoc to Moycullen & Oughterard

On Thursday, in the Seanad, I called for funding to expand the Westdoc service to Moycullen & Oughterard to support the local GP service. Senator Seán Kyne I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy Feighan, to the Chamber and thank the Cathaoirleach for choosing my Commencement matter. I raised this […]

Galway Projects in the National Development Plan On Tuesday, I raised a number of Galway projects I would like to see prioritised in the National Development Plan especially in the context of the possible investment by Intel Corp. I welcome the Minister and thank him for his work on the national development plan. It is […]


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