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.
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 […]
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 […]
Over €30 million in Government funding has been allocated to nine innovative medical and health-related projects in Galway. The funding of €95 million nationally has been allocated by the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar as part of the latest round of the Disruptive Technologies Fund, one of the Project Ireland 2040 funds which aims to support innovative, […]
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 […]
Support needed for Community Banking following recent branch closure announcements from the main banks
On Monday, I raised Bank of Ireland’s decision to close bank branches which follows on from the decision of Ulster Bank to withdraw from the market. There is a need for an enhanced role for An Post and Credit Unions Bhí mé ag éisteacht ar maidin le Príomhfheidhmeannach Bhanc na hÉireann faoin gcinneadh atá déanta […]
Last Friday, I raised infrastructure issues in Galway City and County suburbs, particularly with regard to the Main Wastewater scheme for the proposed Ardaun development and the area East of Galway City, with Minister Peter Burke from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. If we expect affordable housing then we need wastewater infrastructure. […]
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 […]
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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