Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Children and Youth Affairs

Galway and Mayo youth organisations to benefit from €10.6 million of national funding

Youth groups across Galway and Mayo will benefit from the €10.6 million of Government funding for national youth organisations. The funding has been allocated by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and will benefit organisations involved in sports, the arts, and outdoor pursuits. Many of the national organisations receiving funding have a strong presence in… Continue Reading

National Children’s Hospital Location

The Government decision that the new Children’s hospital be located at St. James’s is a clinically-led decision. St. James’s is Ireland’s largest, adult-teaching, research hospital. The selection of the site follows on from the Children’s Health First report of 2006 that has been re-affirmed by reviews since. One such review was carried out by a… Continue Reading

€4 million in Capital Funding for Childcare Services

Ring-fenced funding for community-based and operated childcare services €4 million in capital funding has been allocated by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone under the 2017 Early Years Capital Funding Programme to improve childcare services. The funding has a number of aims including increasing the number of childcare places, improving and maintaining buildings and… Continue Reading

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