Seán Kyne

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West & South Mayo


Increased Defence Force Funding

Last week, I welcomed the increased funding for the Defence Forces which copper-fastens the future of Dun Uí Mhaoiliosa in Renmore, Galway. Pictured above with Minister Simon Coveney following a briefing on the plans. I welcome the ambassador to the Chamber. She is very welcome. I wish her well on her national day. I also […]

Plans for new Cancer Centre for Galway

In the Seanad on Tuesday, I spoke on the proposed Cancer Centre for Galway and the need to deliver it as soon as possible I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for choosing this issue for debate. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Feighan, to the Chamber to discuss, once again, healthcare matters in the west […]

Primary Schools Funding

Last week in the Seanad, I raised the need to tackle the ongoing funding issues in the Primary School sector. As the Deputy Leader will know, the INTO is carrying out pre-budget lobbying today. It has a number of very valid issues and concerns, including the need to tackle the chronic underfunding of primary schools. […]

The roll out of electric charging points in Galway City and County I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for choosing this Commencement debate and welcome the Minister of State to the Chamber. I tabled this matter to Deputy Eamon Ryan as the Minister for Transport but also as the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, […]

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: … […]


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