Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Education & Skills

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

New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors

26 new apprenticeships have been launched today as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018. The structured education and on-the-job training which apprenticeships provide is a feature of strong economies and forms part of a more varied, stronger mix of further and higher education options. Apprenticeships can be a better pathway to a… Continue Reading

All 235 Primary Schools in Galway to benefit from Minor Works Grant Scheme

Grants represent a minimum of €1.869 million for Galway Primary Schools   My colleague, Minister for Education, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me that all 235 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 an additional €18.50… Continue Reading

Additional Government allocation of €1.35 million to support developments involving GMIT and NUI Galway

Additional funding of €1.35 million has been allocated for West of Ireland higher education institutions. The €1.35 million allocation for 2017 – 2018 is in addition to the €2.57 million already provided by the Government through the Higher Education Authority for developing the Connacht Ulster Alliance Technological University, involving GMIT, and for the merger of… Continue Reading

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