Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Education & Skills

36 extra posts bring to 864 the number of Special Needs Assistants supporting pupils in Galway

864 Special Needs Assistants will be supporting pupils in schools across Galway for the coming school year. The total reflects an increased allocation of 36 extra Special Needs Assistants for Galway. At primary level the number of SNAs will rise from 520.8 to 545.34 – an increase of almost 25. At secondary level the number… Continue Reading

Galway Schools included in new round of Summer Works Scheme

22 Galway schools are included in the new phase of the Summer Works Scheme. This third round of the current Summer Works Scheme will fund a range of improvements to 15 primary schools and seven post primary schools in the city and around the county. I am delighted to confirm this investment in 22 Galway… Continue Reading

Engage and Educate Fund 2018

Recently I announced the second round awardees of the Engage and Educate Fund – a partnership fund between Social Innovation Ireland, Mason Hayes Curran Law Firm and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Engage and Educate Fund supports access to educational projects and this year’s recipients are Blue Diamond Drama Academy, Deaf Education… Continue Reading

New online system to give Galway parents a say in new school type

Minister Kyne expresses his preference for school to be Galway’s first Educate Together Secondary School A new Online Patronage Process System which has been launched will enable parents to have their say on the patronage of new schools. The online system, confirmed to me by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD can be accessed at http://patronage.education.gov.ie and… Continue Reading

Progress on new GMIT STEM building a boost to the Connacht Ulster Technological University Plan

Welcome progress on the new STEM building at GMIT is a boost for the plans to establish a new technological university in the West of Ireland.  The GMIT project is one of eleven higher education facilities to which design teams have now been appointed. The teams will progress the projects through design and planning processes. The… Continue Reading

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