Statement on the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

Deputy Catherine Connolly welcomes the decision by Minister Zappone and the government for a forensic excavation of the available site of the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. Although it has taken some time, she said this is the right decision at the end of the day. Deputy Connolly said she understands that theContinue Reading

Housing crisis is out of control

The housing and homeless crisis in Galway is out of control and the failure by An Taoiseach to recognise the extent of the problem on his recent visit to Galway highlights the head-in-the-sand attitude of this government. Since the general election in February 2016 we are now on our third Minister for Housing and thingsContinue Reading

Press Release re the Repeal of the 8th

15th May 2018-Press Release: Deputy Catherine Connolly calls for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment. Deputy Catherine Connolly said that she will be voting Yes for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment in the forthcoming referendum on Friday the 25th of May. It is an issue she has campaigned for over the years and indeedContinue Reading

Teagmháil na nÓg, Tír an Fhia, Conamara

Deputy Connolly said she is very concerned with the news that a youth reach centre in Conamara is in danger of closure. Deputy Connolly said that this centre, Teaghmháil na nÓg, in Tír an Fhia, Ceantar na nOileán, Co. Galway is a centre that caters for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18. ItContinue Reading

Continued closure of day-centre and 15 empty beds in public nursing home in Carraroe is unacceptable.

  Deputy Connolly said the ongoing closure of the day-centre in Áras Mhic Dara, Carraroe is unacceptable. The day-centre closed on the 5th of March and over a month later remains closed. This is a centre in the heart of the Gaeltacht which provides an essential service to people aged 70-98. Up to March 5thContinue Reading

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