Seán Kyne TD

Seán Kyne was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011 and represents the constituency of Galway West which encompasses the City, Oranmore/Claregalway and Connemara.

From 2004 to 2011, Seán was a member of Galway County Council for the Connemara Electoral Area.

Seán lives in Clydagh which is just outside his home village of Moycullen. He attended St. Mary's College in Galway City before attaining a degree and Master's degree in Agricultural Science at NUI Galway and UCD respectively.

For 11 years, Sean worked as an agri-environmental consultant with particular responsibility for the Rural Environmental Protection Scheme.

Since election in 2011 Seán has worked on a variety of issues including:

- Encouraging job creation whether by highlighting barriers to employment including rates, access to credit, access to the Financial Ombudsman, or by contributing to the debates on the Jobs Action Plan and the Jobs Initiative.

- Highlighting the ever-present need for the Outer Bypass and ensuring that the project is in a state of readiness pending a decision from Europe; contacting the NRA and NTA regarding other transport, including public, issues in Galway.

- Supporting the maintenance of the Social Protection budget which provides a vital safety net and support base which all citizens will need at some point and pressing for reform of the Social Welfare system e.g. the IT system, the management practices and so forth to ensure that the reduced resources reach those who most need them.

- Educational issues and emphasising, particularly among urban TDs, the importance of rural, DEIS and Gaeltacht schools to their respective communities;

- Energy sources including the issue of how to maximise the benefits from renewable energy sources particularly for schools and small, local businesses.

- Agricultural issues affecting Galway's farming community.

- Turf-cutting on bogs, particularly in Connemara.

- Financial advice and supports available to people, particularly mortgage holders, and the regulation of such services.

- An Ghaeilge and how we can work to protect and promote our linguistic heritage as a living language.

- Working to build a fair and equal society where the rights of all, including gay and lesbian citizens, persons with a disability and the elderly, are respected and vindicated.

Gaeltacht areas experiencing consistent employment growth - Kyne

“Gaeltacht areas are experiencing consistent employment growth and the focus of this Government is to see that continue”, says Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne.

The Galway recovery is strong with thousands of new jobs created - Kyne

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has said that recent IDA and Enterprise Ireland employment figures show that the Galway recovery is strong with thousands of extra jobs created over the last three years.

Huge opportunity for Galway in competition for European Capital of Culture 2020 - Kyne

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Chair of the Fine Gael Committee on Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Sean Kyne, has welcomed the opening of the competition for the European Capital of Culture 2020, saying it is a huge opportunity for Galway and the West.

Local Unified Patent Court good news for innovation in Ireland – Kyne

Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne, has today (Thursday) welcomed plans to establish a local division of the Unified Patent Court in Ireland. Deputy Kyne has raised the issue in the Oireachtas, believing that this development will add to Ireland’s reputation as a world-class location for innovation and business.

Reducing number of agencies and getting best value for the taxpayer - Kyne

Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne, has said that the Workplace Relations Bill (2014) which reduces the number of workplace relations agencies, will mean better service and value for money for the taxpayer.