Colm Keaveney, Spokesperson for Mental Health & Special Needs

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Galway East


Lower Dublin Road,
Tuam, Co. Galway

093 24070



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Personal Details

Born Dunmore January 1971. Educated St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, Co. Galway. Public Representative. Trade Union organiser. First Elected 2011.

Local News

New Report Reinforces Claim State Mental Health Service is Broken - Keaveney

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Free GP Care for over 70s ‘a political gimmick’ – Keaveney

Government continues to take medical card from seriously ill pensioners. No consultation with IMO symptomatic of haphazard approach to health system Read More | Share

Decision to withdraw funding for Irish Deaf Society ‘defies logic’ –Keaveney

5,000 deaf people will lose advocacy service. Decision needs full explanation from Minister. Read More | Share

Waiting list hike highlights another Reilly failure - FF

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Mental Health Colm Keaveney says the continued increase in outpatient waiting lists is further proof that James Reilly is failing patients. Deputy Keaveney was responding to new figures which show that almost 339,000 people are on outpatient waiting lists for an appointment to see a consultant. Read More | Share

‘Out of touch’ Minister contradicted by Mental Health Commission Report - Keaveney

Mental Health Services not being adequately resourced Read More | Share

Keaveney Calls for Full Audit of all Deaths in Irish Psychiatric Facilities

Mandatory reporting guidelines not being followed Read More | Share

State Mental Health Service Provision Broken and In Need of Overhaul - Keaveney

Minister not heeding warnings from frontline staff Read More | Share

Keaveney calls for assurances on Transitions Optical jobs

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Colm Keaveney has expressed concern at reports of job losses at Transitions Optical in Tuam. The company, which manufactures photochromic plastic lenses is seeking redundancies at the plant. Management have indicated that it’s to move a production line abroad, with the loss of 60 jobs. Read More | Share

Keaveney calls for Tuam babies site to be sealed off immediately

Galway East Deputy Colm Keaveney has called for the immediate sealing off of the site in Tuam where it’s alleged that the remains of hundreds of babies were dumped. Read More | Share

FF calls on Taoiseach to take the lead in Tuam babies investigation

Fianna Fáil has called on the Taoiseach to take the lead in investigating horrific reports about the death of hundreds of babies at a mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Spokesperson for Mental Health & Special Needs.

First Elected in the General Election of 2011.

Elected to Galway County Council 2004 and reelected in 2009.

Elected to Tuam Town Council in 1999.

Contested general elections in 1999 and 2007.