Search Results for 'Department of Children and Youth Affairs'

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Greens raise concerns over hike in childcare costs

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Despite investment aimed at reducing the cost of crèches for parents, there has been a €4 rise in fees per week, according to a new report which was developed and published by Pobal for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Tuam excavation not expected to start before summer

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The long-awaited and much-welcomed excavation of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam will probably not commence before early next summer, in order to allow for legislative backing of the move.

Rabbitte urges ‘greater supports’ for orphans and guardians

Orphans and their guardians must be adequately supported by the State, “be it financially, emotionally or otherwise”, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte.

Kyne approves €700,000+ for Foróige Big Brother Big Sister

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More than €700,000, from the Dormant Accounts Fund, will go to for Foróige, to support the youth organisation’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme, following approval by Minister Seán Kyne.

Latest Irish Youth Music Awards album to showcase young musicians in Galway

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The Irish Youth Music Awards, organised by Youth Work Ireland, is celebrating the release of IYMAs Volume 10, an album featuring 10 young up and coming musicians and bands from Galway and Meath. The album will be released tomorrow, Friday, and is available digitally and on CD.

Burke welcomes funding for local community groups

Longford-Westmeath community groups are set to get €160,852 funding, Fine Gael deputy Peter Burke has confirmed.

Galway groups urged to apply for funding under arts and youth scheme

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Youth and arts groups across County Galway are being urged to apply for up to €5,000 in funding through a new residency scheme, which will see groups working with professional artists.

Fourteen pre-school services in Mayo receive their Healthy Ireland status

Fourteen pre-school services in Mayo received their Healthy Ireland status at an awards ceremony celebrating the second annual Healthy Ireland Smart Start Awards in Athlone Institute of Technology. The award recognises pre-schools across Ireland that have participated and achieved Healthy Ireland status. Mayo’s early childcare providers now have a cumulative 18 Smart Start Awards (including the four awards received in 2016).

Local schools take part in pilot learning programme

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A classroom behaviour game which is being tested in Westmeath primary schools, including St Paul’s NS in Athlone, has reported a 58 per cent reduction in children’s off-task behaviours.

Minister Zappone and Taoiseach meet Mayo Childcare Committee

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Katherine Zappone and their representatives met with Mayo County Childcare Committee (Mayo CCC) last week, to discuss current issues and challenges facing the childcare sector in Mayo.

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