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Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed a new Government programme to increase support for children with disabilities in pre-school.
The Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring, will officially open the gym and high performance training centre at the AIT International Arena this Thursday, November 26.
The Government has intervened to cover the shortfall in Galway County Council funding, arising from a loss of income from rates, with an allocation of €573,554. One Galway TD has described this as a "timely intervention".
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and Minister for Sport, Michael Ring, on Monday visited the site of the new National Outdoor Pursuits Academy and swimming pool as contractors arrived on site to begin work.
The UN Climate Conference in being held in Paris this December where world leaders are gathering to finalise a global agreement on climate change. Millions of people around the world are joining together the weekend before the talks begin to call on world leaders to create a low carbon, just and sustainable, future for all. In Mayo, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and members of the public will join in and ask the Government to represent us in Paris by coming to an agreement to take definite action on climate change.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny had a busy schedule around Castlebar on Monday, first launching the West Region Action Plan for Jobs alongside Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation Richard Bruton in Cashin Print in Castlebar. The pair followed that with a tree planting ceremony at the IDA Advance facility on the Breaffy Road, which is due to see construction begin in quarter one of next year, before the Taoiseach paid a visit to the site of the new swimming pool and Outdoor Pursuits Academy at Lough Lannagh on which work began this week.
Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan that the Department of Education have approved an main stream classroom at Scoil Padraig Naofa, Cregmore, Claregalway and an art room for Gairmscoil Einne, Aran Islands.
It is said that “charity begins at home”. It is also said “look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves”. Maybe this has been updated for cents and euros I’m not sure but as part of the recent Budget documentation, a report on the VAT cost for charities was released by the Department of Finance. Its main findings and representations were put forward by the Irish charities Tax Reform Group, a working group formed to examine proposals of reducing the VAT burden on charities in Ireland.
Cllr Anne Rabbitte has expressed her “extreme frustration” with Minister Simon Harris and the Office of Public Works for its continued failure to supply official maps to allow Galway County Council to draw up a credible flood plan.