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

Lack of Dáil debate on care home abuse revelations is disgraceful – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disabilities and Special Needs Colm Keaveney has said the Government is doing a dis-service by not allow a debate in the Dáil today in light of the revelations of abuse of residents at a County Mayo care home for intellectually disabled adults. Read More | Share

20 Months Later and Mobility Allowance still not replaced – Keaveney

Minister breaks another promise to establish new schemes Read More | Share

Where is the Missing €15 million from Mental Health Budget? - Keaveney

Minister Lynch betrays mental health services by not restoring full mental health budget for 2015 Read More | Share

Keaveney Calls for Full Audit of All Deaths in Mental Health Services

Only 25% of deaths in care meet statutory reporting guidelines Read More | Share

Inclusion Ireland Report Highlights Crisis in Special Needs Sector – Keaveney

Over 15,000 children languishing on waiting lists for assessment Read More | Share

Lack of Mental Health Services in Roscommon Causing Public Health Emergency - Keaveney

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disabilities and Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD, says the lack of adequate front-line mental health services in Roscommon is causing a public health emergency in the county. Read More | Share

Portiuncula cuts contained in leaked health report completely unsustainable - Keaveney

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Colm Keaveney has described as alarming details of a leaked Department of Health report which signals the closure of the 24 hour Emergency Department at Portiuncula Hospital. The document warns of drastic reductions in services across the health sector if the Government presses ahead with planned budget cuts for next year. Read More | Share

Government needs to fully fund ‘Vision for Change’ Strategy - Keaveney

1,000 mental health posts remain to be filled Read More | Share

Reilly Must Address Social Worker Deficit - Keaveney

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disabilities and Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD, says that Children’s Minister James Reilly must get a grip on the ongoing crisis in the availability of social workers. Read More | Share

Medical card delays forcing families to fork out for school transport fees - Keaveney

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Mental Health, Disability & Special Needs Colm Keaveney is calling on the Government to postpone charging school transport fees for families who are still waiting on the outcome of their medical card review. Some families are facing bills of as much as €650 for school transport costs, because their medical card entitlement is still under consideration. 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.