National Posts

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

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 [...]

10 06, 2019

VOLUNTEER WORK FOR JOBSEEKERS

By | June 10th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I am urging jobseekers to consider volunteer work to provide help to people and groups in need of support. To do so they can avail of the Voluntary Work Option programme offered by the Department [...]

7 06, 2019

PLANNING EUROPE’S DIGITAL FUTURE

By | June 7th, 2019|Blog, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

In my capacity as Minister for Digital Development, I represented Ireland at the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Luxembourg today. There were several important and informative sessions and debates around future digitisation across [...]

7 06, 2019

CLAIM YOUR TAX BACK!

By | June 7th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Tens of thousands of people each year are missing out by failing to claim back their tax refunds. It is very important for family incomes to ensure that everyone claims their full entitlements. Tax refunds [...]

6 06, 2019

ANNOUNCING €6.5 MILLION FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPS

By | June 6th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Today I was very pleased to announce additional funding of €6.5 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund to support disadvantaged groups across the country. The Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 allocates funding to six measures [...]

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 [...]

31 05, 2019

FUNDING OF OVER €18.5m FOR THE COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR

By | May 31st, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

Seán Canney, T.D., Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, today (Friday) announced funding of €18.5m over the coming three years to 73 national community and voluntary organisations. The funding is [...]

31 05, 2019

€500,000 FOR MEN’S SHEDS

By | May 31st, 2019|Athenry Area, Blog, Corofin, 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

As Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, I am delighted to announce today that Men's Sheds will be receiving €500,000 from the Dormant Accounts Fund. We have 400 Men's Sheds [...]

28 05, 2019

NEW MOVE FOR DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE

By | May 28th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

As part of the Government's drive to streamline its communication and information services, my Department, the Department of Rural and Community Development has moved its website to gov.ie The Department is one of the first [...]

28 05, 2019

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA CONFERENCE

By | May 28th, 2019|Blog, Galway East, Health, Housing, Information, Latest News, National|0 Comments

I was delighted to attend the Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland Conference at King House in Boyle, Co Roscommon, this afternoon. This year's theme for the conference was Disability and Human Rights with Dementia. [...]