Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Children and Youth Affairs

New Government Bill to provide children with disabilities with medical cards

  New health legislation from Fine Gael will see more children with a disability in Galway and Mayo receive a full medical card. The new bill means that 9,800 children in receipt of a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA), who have a disability, will receive a full medical card. There are currently 33,000 parents who receive… Continue Reading

Good news for parents in Galway and Mayo who can now avail of Meningitis B and Rotavirus vaccinations

Since the start of this month parents across Galway and Mayo are able to avail of the Meningitis B and Rotavirus vaccinations for their children. My colleague Minister for Health Simon Harris TD confirmed to me that parents can avail of Meningococcal B and Rotavirus vaccinations from their family doctor since 1st of December.  This… Continue Reading

€392,000 allocated to Galway under the CLAR Scheme to fund safety improvements at schools and community facilities across the County

€392,000 has been allocated for 57 projects in Galway under the Government’s CLAR Scheme. The funding for safety improvements at schools and community facilities across Galway has been confirmed to me by my Government and Department colleague, Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural… Continue Reading

Budget 2017 – helping people, families and communities

The first Budget of the Fine Gael – Independents’ Partnership Government provides €58 Billion in funding – €53.5 billion in current spending and €4.5 billion in capital – across various departments and services. Furthermore, Budget 2017 provides the Health Service and the Department of Education with their highest ever allocations in the history of the… Continue Reading

New Action Plan for Education will make Irish education the best in Europe

The launch of the Government’s Action Plan for Education gives us real hope for the future of education in this country. This plan contains hundreds of actions to be implemented between now and 2026, with particular focus on disadvantage, skills, and continuous improvement within Irish education.  We saw what a success Minister Richard Bruton made… Continue Reading