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Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the Minister for Rural & Community Development and the Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government to properly fund the CLÁR programme to ensure that every home and business in the country has access to a high quality group water scheme or mains water scheme.
Galway is back at the Cabinet table for the first time since the early noughties, following the weekend's appointment of Galway West TD Seán Kyne as Minister for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip.
Over the past seven years, small schools across County Galway, and in rural Ireland generally, have seen their teacher numbers "reduced significantly" under the two Fine Gael led Governments.
All vacant places on the Community Employment Scheme, the Tús Scheme and the Rural Social Scheme must be “filled without delay”, while rules governing the schemes must be changed to allow participants to stay on longer if no other suitable applicants are available to fill them.
Ó Cuív accuses Michael Ring of ‘failure’ to spend funding ‘vital to the development of rural Ireland’
The “failure” of the Department of Rural Development to spend funding that is “vital to the development of rural Ireland” is “inexcusable”, according to Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív.
A date must be announced for the signing of the National Broadband Plan contract so the scheme can be rolled out to “the areas which need it most”, especially as the delays are “having a serious impact” on homes and businesses still awaiting network connection.
Some 3,000 new housing units are needed for Galway city if the current demands for accommodation are to be met, but the Galway City Council is only due to complete 14 houses this year, which is both "minuscule" and "disappointing".
The cost of building one-off council houses on family owned land is "significantly less" than the cost of purchasing land on the open market and building scheme houses, and is something the Galway County Council needs to start considering.
A new Bill being put forward by Fianna Fáil will, if enacted, reinstate direct elections to the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta. Elections to the Gaeltacht body were abolished in 2012.
Delays, which will result in the planning application for the €100 million N6 Galway city ring road project not being submitted until May at the earliest - months later than had been indicated - have been branded as “completely unacceptable”.