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‘Threat of closure’ over Time4Us must be ‘lifted immediately’ says Connolly

The “threat of closure” hanging over Time4Us must be “lifted immediately” to allow “some measure of security to the families using the service”, according to Independent Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.

Solution must be found to keep Time4Us open, says Connolly

Following the announcement by the Board of Directors of Time4Us that the service is to close at the end of March, 2018 Deputy Catherine Connolly said she immediately contacted the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone to see if she was aware of the proposed closure and to see what steps, if any, had been taken to ensure the service remains open. She also contacted the board of Time 4 Us with a view to clarifying the situation.

Galway City Comhairle na nÓg reveals its focus for 2018

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Galway City Comhairle na nÓg is a youth council for young people aged 12 to 18 living or attending school in Galway city. Each year at the youth council’s AGM more than 100 young people from across the city attend and vote on an issue that is important to young people.

Funding boost for Athlone family resource centre

The Family Resource Centre in Athlone is set to benefit from a Government cash injection, according to local minister, Denis Naughten

Zappone visits local youth project

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Minister launches plan for more affordable childcare

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone this week launched a public information campaign about the Government’s plans to deliver More Affordable Childcare to families from September.

Voters get what they deserve

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For the first time in Insider’s memory, most of his non-political friends are uncertain of who they will vote for in the next General Election. Of course, some are certain who they will not vote for, but a clear majority are undecided and Insider has never seen such disillusionment.

Longford-Westmeath childcare providers can avail of new funding

Longford-Westmeath childcare providers can apply for support from a new national €4m fund, according to Independent Alliance TD for Longford-Westmeath, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran.

Big Start campaign informs Mayo County Council of crisis in early years sector

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A delegation from the SIPTU Big Start Campaign attended a meeting of Mayo County Council last week to inform councillors of the problems and growing crisis within the early years education sector. Thirty councillors heard from early years educators within their local communities how services are struggling and workers are demoralised. There were 13 early years professionals present in the gallery.

The centre that is not holding

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Insider notes with amusement that the past three years have been catastrophic times for what, in the fantastic place that is the mind of the average Irish Times or Guardian journalist, passes for the 'the political centre'.

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