Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Children and Youth Affairs

40 extra posts brings to 820 the number of Special Needs Assistants supporting pupils in Galway

Increase of over 36% in number of SNAs for Galway since 2011   Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me that the number of SNAs supporting pupils at primary, secondary and special schools across Galway will rise from 778.9 for the current school year to 819.8 for the school year starting in… Continue Reading

Progress on securing future of Time4Us service

During the week progress has been made on securing the future of the Time4Us service in Galway. The service provides a venue for parents who are separated to spend time with their children. The Time4Us initiative has been organized through a voluntary board working out of premises provided by the HSE/Tusla. However, with retirements and other… Continue Reading

Over three quarters of a million Euro for Foroige from the Dormant Accounts Fund

€774,933 has been allocated to Foroige to support the youth organisation’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme. The funding is from the Dormant Accounts Fund for which I’m responsible as Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development. I’m delighted to approve funding for this application from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs… Continue Reading

Over €325,000 in Government funding to help create new childcare places in Galway

€325,000 in Government funding has been allocated for childcare services in Galway. The funding is helping over two dozen childcare organisations in Galway to set up new services and expand existing ones. Two significant allocations are being made to enhance and increase childcare provision in Galway. €187,866.50 is being allocated to 12 childcare organisations to help establish… Continue Reading

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