Plans for new school buildings at Scoil Mhuire, Moycullen and Scoil Chaitríona Senior & Junior, Renmore
This week in the Seanad, I asked the Minister for Education for an update on the progress of the new buildings for Scoil Mhuire, Maigh Cuilinn and Scoil Chaitríona Senior and Junior, Renmore. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Education. I take this opportunity to congratulate her and the Minister for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]
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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