Education

Education related posts and information articles by Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway in the West of Ireland

17 06, 2019

RETURN OF THE BACK TO SCHOOL ALLOWANCE

By | June 17th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, National, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

I am very pleased that the Back to School Clothing and Footware Allowance will soon be available for eligible families. Budget 2019 provided for €56 million nationally to be made available for the allowance which [...]

7 06, 2019

INCREASED FUNDING FOR PLAYGROUNDS

By | June 7th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

I have some good news for children's playgrounds and recreational facilities in Galway East. The Department for Children and Youth Affairs has increased Capital Grant Funding provided to local authorities from €250,000 to €450,000 for [...]

5 06, 2019

ST OLIVER’S SCHOOL

By | June 5th, 2019|Blog, Education, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have more good news for Tuam with the investment of €4.3 million in a new special needs school for St Oliver’s School. I have been informed by officials in the Department of Education that [...]

5 06, 2019

BEST OF LUCK TO ALL STUDENTS

By | June 5th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin / Annaghdown, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Headford Area, Homepage, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Monivea Area, Portumna Area, Tuam Area, Turloughmore Area|0 Comments

I want to wish all the Junior and Leaving Cert students the very best of luck in the exams starting today. It is important to bear in mind that you have done a lot of [...]

1 06, 2019

DEVELOPING A NATIONAL VOLUNTEERING STRATEGY

By | June 1st, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I chaired the first meeting of the National Advisory Group on Volunteering this week. We have received 130 submissions to our call for papers on developing a National Volunteering Strategy, which is one of our [...]

1 06, 2019

ENGAGE AND EDUCATE AWARDS

By | June 1st, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, Newsletter|0 Comments

I was honoured this week to present funding awards to five Awardees to develop projects under the Engage & Educate Fund 2019. The Awardees will share €150,000 as part of the three-year €450,000 fund established [...]

16 05, 2019

FISHY FUN AT THE MUSEUM!

By | May 16th, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Launch Events, National|0 Comments

I caught a couple of smart fish when I went to the Natural History Museum in Dublin this week to launch Fishy Fun, a one-day family event at the museum later this year! The event, [...]

16 05, 2019

YOUNG SOCIAL INNOVATORS’ AWARDS

By | May 16th, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I was delighted to present Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards at Croke Park today. The awards recognise and celebrate youth-led social innovation. More than 6,000 young [...]

13 05, 2019

NEW TEST FACILITY AT GMIT

By | May 13th, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, Launch Events|0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of opening GMIT's international standard E-THERMAL Test Facility. The facility, which is the first of its type in Ireland, is aimed at helping SMEs develop new sustainable heating products. E-THERMAL [...]

13 05, 2019

FUNDING FOR TWO GALWAY SCHOOLS

By | May 13th, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Latest News, Portumna Area|0 Comments

Great news today of grant aid for works at two of our Galway Schools. The Department of Education and Skills School Building Unit has approved funding for the refurbishment and creation of two Special Education [...]