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

Local News

Maternity services at Portiuncula must be maintained and improved – Keaveney

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Colm Keaveney, has called for an investigation into the leaking of a report into maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, which was handed over to members of the media before the families at the centre of the investigation were contacted by management at the hospital. The report examines deficiencies at the hospital’s maternity unit following the deaths of two babies during childbirth, and a further five cases where babies were deprived of oxygen during delivery. Read More | Share

Minister Lynch must come clean on reason for Undercover Inspector back down – Keaveney

Speaking today following newspaper reports, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Mental Health, Disabilities and Special Needs, Colm Keaveney TD criticised the decision to abandon plans to use undercover inspectors to conduct spot checks in care homes. Read More | Share

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

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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.