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Dep Paul Connaughton has this week hit out at the news that the long-awaited jobs for Ballinasloe will not now come to the town following the suspension of the decentralisation programme in last week’s Budget.
In the aftermath of last year’s local elections much attention has focused on Galway West and in particular on Fine Gael’s chances of gaining a seat there, but Galway East has been the subject of comparatively little attention.
Dep Paul Connaughton has called for funding to be made available to install broadband infrastructure when the streets of Tuam are dug up for the town’s new €23 million sewerage scheme.
“If Connaughton had only been named Sue or Seamus or Michael, I’d have had a chance, but to be called Paul, well that killed me in the polls.”
Speaking in that unique east Galway accent of his, defeated FG councillor Michael Finnerty summed up the strength of the Paul Connaughton brand when he said to me afterwards “If young Conner-ton had only been named Sue or Seamus or Michael, but anything but Paul, I might have had a chance.”
Deputy Paul Connaughton has called on the Minister for Agriculture Mr Brendan Smith, and Gerry Boyle Director of Teagasc to provide sufficient staff to accommodate the record breaking number of students who have applied for places at Mountbellew Agriculture College this September.
In a farming county like Galway the last place farm development offices and agricultural services should be centralised to is in the heart of Galway city according to Fine Gael Galway East TD Paul Connaughton.
The delays in the implementation of new speed limits on Galway’s roads led one councillor to label the bureaucracy “bullshit” at this week’s council meeting.
Verging on the ridiculous — council hedge funds well down as overgrown vegetation makes roads unsafe
Funding to cut roadside hedges and to cut back verges is down by more than 60 per cent and that’s why the county’s roads are quickly being overgrown by vegetation, angry councillors were told this week when they queried why hedges were being cut in some areas and not in others.