Seán Kyne

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West & South Mayo


Galway City Flood Relief Scheme

I expressed concern at the protracted time scale for the project scheduled for completion in 2029 The Minister, Deputy Foley, is welcome. I am disappointed the Minister of State, Deputy O’Donovan, is not present but I appreciate the Minister, Deputy Foley, being here to answer my question on flood defences in Galway city. I am […]

Childcare & Childcare Costs

Yesterday, in the Seanad, I raised the issue of childcare and childcare costs. I called for a full debate with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Michael McGrath, and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Deputy O’Gorman in advance of the budget with regard to the cost of childcare and […]

Energy Security and it’s impact on Investment

Last week, I raised the issue of Energy Security and it’s impact on Investment in the context of an offshore Wind Project in Galway and the possibility of Intel locating in Oranmore As Members know, Ireland has set a target to achieve 70% energy generation from renewables by 2030. With that in mind, there was […]

Emergency Department & Maternity and Paediatric at University Hospital Galway

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 […]

Almost €200k in Covid supports for Galway Community & Voluntary Groups

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 & […]

Galway City Ring Road

Yesterday, I raised the further delay in the Galway City Ring Road decision from An Bord Pleanála. The target date for decision is now the 27th August.  This is the 3rd postponement of the GCRR decision.

The Outcome of the CAP Negotiations

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 […]

Scoil Shéamais Naofa, Bearna

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 […]


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