Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Education & Skills

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

Almost three quarters of a million Euro allocated to Forum Connemara to support employment training for young people with disabilities

Almost three quarters of a million Euro has been allocated to Forum Connemara to fund an employment and training programme for persons with a disability. The funding is part of a national €16 million three-year programme for young people who are aged between 15 and 29 who have a disability or who are less able. In… Continue Reading

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

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