Seán Kyne

Fine Gael Senator for Galway West & South Mayo


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 […]

19th November is International Men’s Day

This week in the Seanad I raised issues concerning men’s health. I welcome the Minister. I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for selecting this matter for debate this morning. Friday, 19 November is International Men’s Day so this is an opportune time to consider issues concerning men’s health. Men’s Health Forum is an all-island network of […]

Establishment of a Technological University

Delighted to speak on the positive announcement of the establishment of a Technological University for the West and North West incorporating GMIT, I welcome last week’s announcement of the establishment of a technological university, TU, in our region of the west and north west. One of the beautiful things about this proposed TU is that […]

Energy Security

I recently spoke on the threats of Energy Security in Ireland, the importance of the Celtic interconnected and the opportunities for offshore wind in the medium term I welcome the Minister. It is important to see senior Ministers in the House and I acknowledge his attendance. My life experience suggests that power outages are much […]

The National Herd and Carbon Budgets for Agriculture

I recently raised the issue of speculation of cuts to the national herd and alternatives based on technology and innovation. It was with some disbelief that farmers read the headline “Brazil to add 24m cattle as Ireland plans to cut herd” in the Irish Farmers’ Journal over the summer. I do not believe that the Government plans […]

Passport Delays

Last week in the Seanad, I raised the delay in passport processing and the importance of applying Online rather than using the Passport Express system. I wish to comment on the Passport Office and passport services. I acknowledge the pressure the services and staff are under who are liaising with ourselves and the general public […]

Potential for servicing offshore wind development from Ros a Mhíl Pier

I recently raised in the Seanad the need for Inter Departmental collaboration between Departments of Climate, Marine & The Gaeltacht I thank the Cathaoirleach’s office for selecting this Commencement debate and I welcome the Minister of State to the Chamber. I had a choice of which Minister to put this matter to. I could have […]


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