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1106, 2019

CHILDCARE GROUPS RECEIVE MORE THAN €300,000 FOR NEW PLACES

Great news that childcare groups in Galway East have been allocated more than €300,000 in capital funding to boost new childcare places in the constituency. The allocation is part of a €6.5 million investment nationally [...]

1006, 2019

VOLUNTEER WORK FOR JOBSEEKERS

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 [...]

706, 2019

PLANNING EUROPE’S DIGITAL FUTURE

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 [...]

706, 2019

CLAIM YOUR TAX BACK!

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 [...]

706, 2019

INCREASED FUNDING FOR PLAYGROUNDS

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 [...]

606, 2019

ANNOUNCING €6.5 MILLION FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPS

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 [...]

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