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Seán Kyne appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Varadkar

Outgoing Galway West TD and Minister of State Seán Kyne has been appointed to the Seanad as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's nominee.

Galway West: Hildegarde Naughton holds the final seat as Kyne out

The race has run its course in Galway West, and Hildegarde Naughton has become the final TD elected in Galway.

Sportsground redevelopment awarded €20 million in government funding

The redevelopment of the Sportsground for Connacht Rugby has been awarded €20 million in government funding through the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund and...

Over 8,000 jobs in Galway supported by Enterprise Ireland

Record numbers of people now have jobs at businesses in Galway supported by Enterprise Ireland, with a 60% increase in the past decade. The 2019...

Millions secured for Corncrake conservation efforts in the west

The National Parks and Wildlife service has secured €4.3 million in EU funding for the conservation of the Corncrake in the west of Ireland. Once...

Galway city allocated €4.8 million for roads maintenance

Galway City Council has been allocated just over €4.8 million for roads maintenance and improvements in 2020. Transport Infrastructure Ireland has said that €450 million...

More than €100,000 awarded to Inishbofin Development Company

Funding of more than €100,000 has been awarded to support the work of Inishbofin Development Company this week. The €103,530 allocated to Inishbofin is part...

First groups of students finish semester living and studying in the Gaeltacht

The first group of college students to take advantage of a new programme to immerse themselves in Irish have completed their semester living and...

Galway sports clubs awarded €2.3 million in funding

More than 60 sports clubs and community groups in Galway have been awarded €2.3 million in funding under the Sports Capital Programme. "This substantial allocation...

Irish language project recording 1,000 voices to enable virtual assistants

A new Irish language project aims to enable Irish versions of Siri, Alexa and more by recording people speaking their native tongue. ‘Míle Glór’, a...

Tenders issued for Inishbofin ferry service

The tender process has gotten underway for a contract to provide a ferry service between Inishbofin and the mainland from the new year. Galway West...

Digital Innovation Hub officially opens in Spiddal

The gTeic Digital Innovation Hub in Spiddal meant to give Connemara businesses access to state of the art digital facilities was officially opened on...

Almost €100,000 approved for Inis Mór coastal protection

Funding for coastal repair works on Inis Mór to the tune of €97,500 has been allocated this week. Galway West TD and Minister of State...

Failte Ireland announces creation of €10 million Atlantic Museum in Galway

Fáilte Ireland has announced it biggest ever investment in a tourism attraction with plans to create a €10 million Atlantic Museum in Galway. The new...

€683,000 funding to help create Irish language foundation named for Galway hurling legend Joe McDonagh

Funding of over €683,000 has been awarded to develop an Irish Language Foundation named for the late Galway hurling legend Joe McDonagh and support...

Irish language courses in higher education receive €1.6 million support

Nine Irish language courses and institutes of higher education including NUI Galway have been approved €1.63 million in additional funding. The funding was announced this...

Aer Arann flights to continue for another four months

Flights to and from the Aran Islands will continue on their regular schedule until the end of January under a four month contract extension...

Months of N59 roadworks to begin in November

Two major sets of roadworks taking place on the N59 in Connemara will get underway in November. Galway TD and Minister of State Seán Kyne...

Kyne heads government committee on developing the islands

The sustainable development of Ireland's islands will be the focus of a newly formed inter-departmental government committee starting work this month. Galway West TD and...

Mining in Connemara “extraordinarily difficult to justify” says Kyne

Any application for mining in Connemara would be "extraordinarily difficult to justify considering environmental and infrastructure constraints Seán Kyne has said. The Minister of State...
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