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Health information and articles by public representative Sean Canney TD for Galway East constituency in the West of Ireland

12 08, 2019

CHILD BENEFIT

By | August 12th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

As part of a continuing information campaign, I am highlighting the various entitlements and benefits. Today I am focusing on child benefit and again I am indebted to the Citizens Information for the detail below. [...]

1 08, 2019

GALWAY YOUTH PROJECTS AND SERVICES TO RECEIVE €61,000 IN FUNDING

By | August 1st, 2019|Blog, Education, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I very much welcome the announcement of funding for youth projects and youth services by Minister Katherine Zappone TD. The youth services in Galway to benefit include CAPE Project, East Galway Youth Service, Forum Adolescent [...]

17 07, 2019

TUAM PRIMARY CARE CENTRE OPENING HOURS

By | July 17th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The opening hours for Tuam Primary Care Centre are not fit for purpose and the HSE nationally needs to sort out the problem as a matter of urgency. We have a ridiculous situation whereby Tuam [...]

16 07, 2019

CLÁR FUNDING FOR GALWAY EAST FIRST RESPONDER GROUPS

By | July 16th, 2019|Blog, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Monivea Area, Portumna Area|0 Comments

Great news that two Galway East groups are to receive funding for vital health support services from my Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development. Under Measure 3 of the CLÁR fund, which is [...]

15 07, 2019

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE TO SEEK NEW FUNDING

By | July 15th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I am urging community and voluntary support groups for older people to seek funding from a new €1 million Government grant scheme. I am delighted that new funding is being made available for these very [...]

12 07, 2019

FUNDING FOR VITAL HEALTH TRANSPORT SERVICES

By | July 12th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

Great news today of two major funding awards towards the purchase of vehicles for health transport services in Galway. Galway Hospice is to receive €50,000 in CLÁR funding from my department, the Department of Rural [...]

9 07, 2019

ATHENRY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPENS

By | July 9th, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

We had a visit today to the constituency by the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy. Minister Murphy officially opened the Athenry Waste Treatment plant. We then visited the site of the [...]

28 06, 2019

PREVENTING LYME DISEASE

By | June 28th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Information, Latest News|0 Comments

I attended an Oireachtas briefing this week by @ticktalkireland the patient support group for those suffering from Lyme Disease. We heard from internationally renowned infectious diseases specialist Dr Joseph Jemsek and former Kerry footballer Anthony [...]

22 06, 2019

NEW CHARITY FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION

By | June 22nd, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

This week I attended a briefing session with the Gambling Awareness Trust, which is a new charity set up to provide support for services around gambling addiction. The charity aims to: Commission and supervise research [...]

11 06, 2019

WELCOME NEWS ON SPINRAZA DRUG FOR CHILDREN

By | June 11th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Very important breaking news today that the Health Service Executive has approved the use of the drug Spinraza to treat children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Parents, including those in Galway East, have waged a [...]