Galway East

Galway East Constituency posts and information articles by Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway. The constituency is located in the heart of the West of Ireland. It was created for the 1937 general election, when the former Galway constituency was split. Namely, Galway East and Galway West. It was abolished in 1948 and recreated in 1961. It was abolished again in 1969 and recreated in its current form in 1977.

6 04, 2020

HSE ADVICE ON COCOONING

By | April 6th, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

This is the latest advice on cocooning for the Over 70s and other vulnerable people. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions. It is vital that we follow the guidelines so that we can [...]

3 04, 2020

BEFRIENDING INITIATIVE FOR SENIOR ALERTS SCHEME

By | April 3rd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Senior Alerts Scheme is to be used to offer additional support for older people during the COVID-19 crisis. The scheme, which is run by my Department, offers a pendant-based alarm system which is monitored [...]

3 04, 2020

COVID-19 MEASURES: SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS

By | April 3rd, 2020|Blog, Education, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

No school will have less Special Needs Assistant support in September 2020 than they currently have. Special Needs Assistants who are currently employed will still have their jobs in the next school year. Schools can [...]

3 04, 2020

PRESCRIPTION MEASURES: COVID-19

By | April 3rd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

A number of measures have been put in place to relieve some of the pressure on GPs and pharmacists while still ensuring continuity of care of patients during the crisis. Among these are the ability [...]

3 04, 2020

INSURERS MUST DEAL FAIRLY WITH BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE

By | April 3rd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Insurers must engage honestly and fairly with business owners. I am hearing of policyholders encountering issues with insurers around business interruption insurance as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Insurers must deal fairly and professionally [...]

2 04, 2020

INCOME SUPPORTS VITAL FOR THOSE FACING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

By | April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Launch Events, Newsletter, Tuam Area|0 Comments

It is vital that everyone is aware of the income supports available following today's Live Register statistics showing that unemployment has increased dramatically. The figures showed 513,350 people are on the register or receiving income [...]

2 04, 2020

PATIENT ADVOCACY SERVICE

By | April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

In the current challenging times, it is important to remember that the Patient Advocacy Service offers free, independent, and confidential advice for patients and families. The service, which is funded by the Department of Health [...]

2 04, 2020

LAUNCH OF COMMUNITY CALL NATIONWIDE VOLUNTEERING EFFORT

By | April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The launch of a new nationwide volunteering effort is a call to action for communities all over Ireland. The Community Call is a major initiative to co-ordinate community activity, direct community assistance to where it [...]

1 04, 2020

HARDSHIP FUND FOR OLDER PEOPLE

By | April 1st, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Irish Red Cross and Age Action has publicly launched a COVID-19 Hardship Fund to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardship as a result of [...]

1 04, 2020

WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS

By | April 1st, 2020|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced a Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme for self-employed childcare providers in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The 7 key elements of the scheme are: Revenue and the [...]