1 06, 2018

Childcare Facilities in Galway East

By | June 1st, 2018|Athenry Area, Blog, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement of funding for Childcare Facilities in Galway East I have been informed by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone that funding has been provided for many Childcare Facilities [...]

8 05, 2018

Tuam old health centre is be used for Social Care Office

By | May 8th, 2018|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have been advised by the HSE that the existing health centre building will be the headquarters for the Social Care Team for counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. ‘I welcome this development as it brings [...]

8 05, 2018

21% increase in funding for grants for Older People

By | May 8th, 2018|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Health, Homepage, Housing, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the allocation of funding to Galway County Council of €1,887,048 for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People with a Disability. This represents an increase of 21% on the 2017 allocation. ‘Galway County Council [...]

29 03, 2018

Development Through Drama

By | March 29th, 2018|Blog, Education, Health, Homepage, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Development Through Drama Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is offering a 10 week course of personal and social skills development through drama with Lisa Nugent starting Wednesday 11th of April. This course costs only €20 and [...]

28 03, 2018

Better representation for disabled people on public transport boards

By | March 28th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, National|0 Comments

A commitment by the Independent Alliance to appoint at least one director on all public transport boards with personal experience of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities using public transport is now in the [...]

21 03, 2018

Make your voice heard on loneliness

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Make your voice heard on loneliness Loneliness and social isolation are among the greatest public health risks of today. Loneliness is now as prevalent in the young as it is in the elderly. One in [...]

7 03, 2018

Increased fines for parking in disabled spaces

By | March 7th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

The fixed charge penalty for able-bodied drivers parking in disabled spaces increased from €80 to €150 at the beginning of this month. Able-bodied people who park in these spaces are making life more difficulty for [...]

14 02, 2018

Frustrated with lack of progress on Merlin Park theatres

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News|0 Comments

Patients in the HSE West region are being let down badly by the lack of progress in terms of delivering orthopaedic theatres at Merlin Park Hospital. It is incredible that it will take a full [...]

18 01, 2018

Galway Parkinsons receives €40,000 in funding

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News|0 Comments

Galway Parkinsons was this week allocated €40,000 in funding from the HSE, which is a very welcome development for people in Galway county and living with Parkinsons. This funding under a Section 39 application follows [...]

7 12, 2017

Changes to Invalidity Pension for self-employed

By | December 7th, 2017|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Welcome changes which allow self-employed people with sufficient PRSI contributions to access Invalidity Pension came into effect on December 1st last. The economic crash of 2007 exposed just how vulnerable self-employed people are in terms [...]