Introduction of eAccounts welcome

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton has welcomed the introduction of eAccounts in post offices, which he said will support rural post offices in coming years. Deputy Connaughton was speaking following the publication of the report of the Post Office Network […]

Agreement on compulsory land purchase

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton has welcomed the signing of a new agreement between the Department of Transport and the IFA in relation to landowners whose lands are compulsorily purchased for road developments. ‘The new partnership between Transport Infrastructure Ireland […]

Funding to repair flooded roads

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton has welcomed today’s announcement that €106 million is being provided to address damage to roads throughout the country which arose during recent flooding. ‘This money will be especially welcome in county Galway as many roads, […]

Purchase of Knockma land agreed

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton believes that a deal to complete the purchase of lands on the summit of Knockma has been completed. ‘After arranging meetings between the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the landowner and Minister Humphreys […]

Tuam nursing home investment welcome

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton has welcomed news that €3.3 million is to be invested in Áras Mhuire Community Nursing Unit in Tuam over the next five years. ‘This funding will be used to replace facilities in Áras Mhuire and […]

Assurances needed for landowners

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton is seeking assurances from Transport Minister Paschal Donohue that landowners in Headford and Milltown will receive prompt offers and payment in relation to compulsory purchase orders for road alignment schemes. ‘I have been working on […]

Farming by calendar not working in current climate

The vexed question of trying to farm by the calendar and not by the prevailing weather conditions has been raised by Deputy Paul Connaughton who said this week that changes will have to be introduced to allow flexibility to farmers […]

Connaughton slams ‘lucky bag’ politics from FF

In a hard-hitting response to the speech made by the leader of Fianna Fáil, Mr. Micheál Martin TD, at the Fianna Fáil Árd Fheis last weekend, Deputy Paul Connaughton said it was simply astounding the policy u-turn that Fianna Fáil […]

Payments to young farmers must be prioritised

Payments to farmers in the Young Farmers Scheme must be prioritised, according to Paul Connaughton TD, who has also called for greater access to information for young farmers left without payment. ‘In recent days I have been contacted by a […]

Motorway construction must not exacerbate flooding

Construction of the new N17 motorway must not exacerbate flooding in north and south Galway, according to Galway East TD Paul Connaughton. ‘In recent days I have visited a number of areas of East Galway that are affected by flooding. […]