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HOW DOES THE EU IMPACT ME AND MY FAMILY

 

The fundamental belief of my campaign has consistently been that West needs an experienced MEP to achieve impactful results in Europe. Seán Ó’Neachtain was Galway’s last MEP in 2009 but the time has now come for the West to once again have its voice represented at a European level.  We need to make sure that we are positioned as the main hub for the western region and there are a number of ways we can strengthen this through the European Union. If we get this right, the benefits for the West of Ireland cannot be underestimated.

Over the course of my short snappy five-week campaign, I’ve focused on three core issues which I believe are key to the future of the constituency.

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

It is vital that both people and goods can be physically transported with ease across the county and city. We need to ensure that we have the basic infrastructure in place to build an integrated network across our rail, roads, and ports. The InvestEU Fund, which is backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, will have a budget of €650 billion to be spent between 2021 and 2027. We need to ensure we have a seat at the table to leverage such funding and invest it back into the West of Ireland, bringing modern connectivity across villages, towns, cities.

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

It goes without saying that education plays a pivotal role in securing well-paid jobs in the region. There are already numerous medical technology companies, multinationals and research centres across Galway but there is so much more we could do for Small and Medium Enterprises across the Midlands North West. Horizon Europe and the EU’s soon-to-be-launched €100 billion research and innovation programme could change the landscape of the West over the coming years. There’s so much untapped potential that SMEs in small and large towns we could draw upon which could provide a much-needed boost to businesses that are seeking to expand, which in turn creates jobs, bolstering the local economy in the process.

TOURISM

From Blueways to Greenways to cycleways, I’ve always been passionate about what the West has to offer when it comes to tourism. The lifeblood for many people across the constituency, it’s essential we now diversify the range of tourism products and services available and do so in a sustainable way. From the bridge in Portumna to Arranmore Island off Donegal, my goal from the outset of this campaign has been to target EU investment to

The EU is at a pivotal junction in its history and Ireland plays an important role in the direction it now takes. The EU impacts all our lives across areas such as education, agriculture, jobs, enterprise, and the environment. 

We are more than capable and ready to welcome this industry to the West.  And I believe I am the perfect accomplished candidate, ideally positioned geographically, to capture the imagination of the electorate in my area.

 

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Rabbitte Raises Concern Over 37 Crèches On Tusla ‘Critical’ List

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, has raised her concerns over the revelation that there are 37 crèches deemed as ‘critical’ on Tusla’s risk register, which is the highest level, and is also calling for more transparency in the system.

Departure Of Leisure Insure Requires Emergency Response From Govt

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has echoed the calls from her party colleague and Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath TD who has called on the government to hold an emergency meeting with the insurance industry as Leisure Insure departs the Irish...

Shock Following RTÉ Investigates Exposé On Hyde & Seek Childcare

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, has expressed her shock and horror at the conditions in Hyde & Seek créches which was documented on RTÉ Investigates tonight. Speaking after the programme she commented: What we witnessed...

FF To Give Enforcement Powers To Tusla

Following the RTE Investigates programme which showed dangerous practices in a Dublin Créche chain, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, says that greater enforcement powers should be given to Tusla. She commented,  Like so...

Athenry-Oranmore – Extension of RPZ Highlights Failing Housing Policy –

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has said the extension of the Rent Pressure Zone’s (RPZ) to include Athenry-Oranmore, while welcome for tenants in the area, is a sign of the government’s failing housing policy in Galway. She commented: It is bittersweet...

Air Pollution Health Fears Not Just Limited To Dublin

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbitte, has said that any rollout of a permanent air quality strategy should include Galway City to ensure air quality in the city meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. She also echoed her party calls that a...

Rabbitte To Introduce Bill Which Will Remove Commercial Rates For Childcare Providers

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs and MEP candidate for the Midlands-North-West, Anne Rabbitte TD, is set to introduce a Bill which will make childcare providers exempt from commercial rates.Deputy Rabbitte commented:The cost of doing...

Rabbitte once again highlights major funding shortfall in the west’s road networks

Fianna Fáil MEP candidate in the Midlands-North-West Anne Rabbitte TD has said that major underfunding of the roads network in the western region is impacting on investment in the area. Figures have shown that there is a funding shortfall...

Rabbitte calls for establishment of an EU mortgage market

10 May 2019 Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East and European Parliament candidate for Midlands-North-West Anne Rabbitte has called for the establishment of an EU mortgage market. At present European average mortgage interest rates are significantly higher than...

Delay with broadband having knock-on effect for Jobs – This is not the Wild West!

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East and Midlands-North-West European Parliament candidate Anne Rabbitte has warned that the ongoing delay with the rollout of the National Broadband Plan is causing businesses to consider their employment options. Deputy Rabbitte commented:...

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