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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.

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Mayo healthy reading scheme launched at Castlebar library

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The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme was recently launched at Castlebar Library. This joint initiative by the HSE and Mayo County Council Library Services aims to promote the availability of a wide variety of self help books on a range of common psychological, emotional, and parenting issues. A total of 88 books are available free to all library members at the various library branches throughout the county. Topics covered include bereavement, depression, relationship problems, parenting issues, and self esteem. Some of the books available include Children and Bullying, Overcoming Depression, Overcoming Childhood Trauma, The Mindful Way Through Depression, and Parent Power. All of the books have been recommended by health professionals.

Rural Social Scheme boost for Westmeath

Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has expressed delight at news that the constituency is to receive additional funding under the Rural Social Scheme, details of which were announced earlier this week.

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Sexual assault treatment service for children re-opens

The State’s only 24 hour service for the forensic examination of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused or allegedly raped, which is located in the city and closed last month, has re-opened.

Government takeover of community development is nearly complete - Sheehan

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A last bastion of community development in rural Ireland is being undermined as we speak. That’s according to Mags Sheehan, Green Party candidate for Mayo.

Cowley enters the Dáil race

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Dr Jerry Cowley has become the latest person to throw his hat in the ring for the upcoming General Election. The Mulranny based GP was an independent TD from 2002 to 2007 before he lost his seat in the 2007 general election. Dr Cowley contested the 2001 general election for the Labour Party but he failed to regain the seat he lost four years earlier, polling 3,644 first preference votes, putting him in seventh place in the popular poll and was eliminated on the eighth count.

 

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