Out of hours service for flooding emergencies

Galway County Council is operating an Out-of-Hours Service for emergencies associated with the flooding. This Emergency Service will operate from 5 pm this evening (Friday, 11th December 2015) through to 9 am on Monday, 14th December 2015. In the event […]

Emergency support for small businesses affected by flooding

Payments of €5,000 for small businesses in County Galway affected by flooding are due to be paid before Christmas. The emergency humanitarian support is to be administered through the Irish Red Cross to small businesses with less than 20 employees […]

Humanitarian Assistance Scheme for householders

The Department of Social Protection has activated its Humanitarian Assistance Scheme to assist householders in county Galway affected by the current bad weather conditions. The Humanitarian Assistance Scheme, which is means tested, is available to help people whose homes are […]

Topical Issue Debate – Delays in Garda Vetting

Dáil Éireann 3 December 2015 In recent weeks I have been contacted by a number of schools in East Galway who are experiencing real difficulty in terms of getting Garda vetting for students who are doing Post Leaving Cert Courses. […]

Urgency needed on Kiltiernan drainage works

News that €247,870 is to be provided for drainage works in the Kiltiernan channel from Kiltiernan to Ballinderreen was welcomed by Galway East TD Paul Connaughton. ‘Funding for the work has been sanctioned by the Minister with responsibility for the […]

New pilot scheme for older CE scheme workers

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton this week warmly welcomed the announcement of a pilot scheme whereby CE scheme workers aged 62 and over will be allowed to stay working on the scheme until retirement age if they meet certain conditions. […]

Additional OPW staff needed to deal with flooding crisis

Additional OPW staff will be needed to deal with the aftermath of flooding across county Galway, according to Paul Connaughton TD, who this week raised the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister with responsibility for the OPW, Simon […]

Increased Credit Union collaboration welcome

Increased collaboration among credit unions, including Tuam and Mountbellew Credit Unions in county Galway, has been welcomed this week by Galway East TD Paul Connaughton. This week saw the announcement of increased co-operation and collaboration between credit unions in Tuam […]

Improved services for cancer patients needed

cancer patients in new Galway ED Galway East TD Paul Connaughton is seeking to ensure that improved systems and services for cancer patients are included in the new Emergency Department facility at UHG which is currently being planned. In recent […]

Short-term broadband solution needed for businesses in Kilchreest

Lack of high quality broadband is hampering the development of between 40 and 50 businesses in the Kilchreest, Ballymanagh and Peterswell areas of south Galway, according to Galway East TD Paul Connaughton, who arranged a meeting between local business interests […]