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Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has described the new Department of Rural & Community Development as the “Cinderella Department” in terms of budget and functions.
The introduction of mandatory reporting in cases of suspected child abuse or children at risk is important and welcome, but no provision for extra resources for Tusla has been made by Government.
While the last electoral constituency review of County Galway saw it divided into three - like Gaul in Caesar's time - the latest review is more tinkering at the edges - but even these modest changes will worry at least one of our most prominent TDs.
Independent Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has confirmed that at its meeting this week the Cabinet approved an increase of 25 per cent for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.
Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, has issued an appeal to farmers and contractors to prioritise farm safety.
Seán Kyne has been given a junior ministerial portfolio that takes him across two government departments, while Ciaran Cannon has been rescued from the backbenches, having also been appointed a Minister of State, under new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte has said it is simply inexcusable that nearly one in four children that Tusla have concerns over have no social workers assigned to them.
Back in February, when the Dáil debated the hospital waiting list scandal, Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegard Naughton fired out a press release detailing another outrageous statistic about UHG’s A&E Department - as if it had nothing to do with her party.
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, met with personnel from Westmeath County Council ahead of her visit to Moate last Thursday to launch the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.