Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Education & Skills

€502,500 deontas ceadaithe le Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge 

Mar Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, thug mé deontas suas le €502,500 do Lárionad na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.  Baineann an €382,500 den deontas atá ceadaithe inniu le Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) a dhearadh agus oiliúint a chur ar scrúdaitheoirí sa tréimhse acadúil 2016/17-2018/19. Cuirtear an scrúdú TEG ar fáil go náisiúnta agus go… Continue Reading

Over half a million Euro allocated for Irish language curriculum used across Ireland and internationally 

With Seachtain na Gaeilge well underway I am delighted to allocate €502,500 for the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge for the period to mid-2019.  The TEG is a syllabus for the learning and teaching of Irish and is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. The TEG is very important in guiding Irish… Continue Reading

2017 Action Plan for Education Launched

The 2017 Action Plan for Education has been launched by my colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, and contains over 400 actions and sub actions to be implemented in 2017 by the Department, its agencies and others across government. Importantly, timelines and points of responsibility have also been assigned. It is based… Continue Reading

New System for Allocating Special Education Teachers

My colleague, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has introduced a new system for the allocation of Special Education Teachers. The changes will be introduced from September 2017. The new model will be a fairer and better way to allocate resources to support children with Special Educational Needs. Special Education teachers will be allocated to schools on the… Continue Reading

Every Primary School in Galway to benefit from Minor Works Grant Scheme

Grants represent a minimum of €1.845 million for Galway Primary Schools   The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me today that all primary schools in Galway will receive funding under the Minor Works Grant Scheme in the coming weeks. The grants are worth a base €5,500 for each school with… Continue Reading