Seán Kyne

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West & South Mayo



Meningitis is a very serious and very frightening infection affecting mainly young people. This week I raised the need for an annual meningitis awareness campaign and also the need for funding for organisations supporting impacted families. I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for picking this Commencement matter. I welcome the Minister of State. It is great […]

Galway City Ring Road

Yesterday in the Seanad, I raised the very disappointing decision by An Bord Pleanála on the Galway City Ring Road. I am a great believer in process and allowing processes to run their course. It was a great disappointment that last Friday in Galway, while at a very positive event with Genesys opening its new […]

Galway City Ring Road

The decision by An Bord Pleanála to quash its permission for the Galway City Ring Road is hugely disappointing. This decision condemns the citizens of Galway to another decade stuck in their cars in and around our city and it’s very difficult to stomach. We finally thought we were making progress in solving the chronic […]

National Children’s Hospital

Following a visit to the National Children’s Hospital which is nearing completion, we received an update on the project’s progress at the Health Committee last week.

Health Committee

This week at the Health Committee, I questioned HSE officials on issues such as additional acute beds in University Hospital Galway, referrals to Clifden District Hospital (CDH) and the recruitment of nurses and physiotherapist in CDH and St. Anne’s.

Provision of Orthodontic Treatment in Oranmore

Yesterday, in the Seanad, I raised the issue of the situation resulting from the closure of Oranmore Orthodontics and its impact on patients and their parents in the area. Unfortunately, Minister Donnelly wasn’t available to attend but Minister of State in the Department of Health, Frank Feighan TD responded with a Departmental response. I am […]

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 […]


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