Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Education & Skills

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

29 Additional Resource Teachers for Galway since September

With the completion, by the National Council for Special Education, of the review of the Resource Teaching allocations for the 2016/17 school year there are now almost 515 resource teachers in Galway providing 12,344 teaching hours for pupils across primary and secondary levels. With the increased allocations there are now 340 resource teachers in Galway’s… Continue Reading

Budget 2017 – helping people, families and communities

The first Budget of the Fine Gael – Independents’ Partnership Government provides €58 Billion in funding – €53.5 billion in current spending and €4.5 billion in capital – across various departments and services. Furthermore, Budget 2017 provides the Health Service and the Department of Education with their highest ever allocations in the history of the… Continue Reading