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Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the allocation of €17,247 from Minister Katherine Zappone to upgrade four local playgrounds in Monksland, Lecarrow, Ballyforan and Ballinasloe.
Creche owners have been left disillusioned yet again by this Government as support payments begin to hit their accounts, according to independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice.
Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte has expressed her complete shock that Minister Katherine Zappone was unaware of the huge issues facing childcare providers in terms of business costs.
It is “shocking” that the Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone can say she is “stunned” by the situation which is resulting in crèches in Galway, and across the State, closing down.
The exhumation of the remains of babies buried at the former Tuam Mother and Baby home will not commence until next winter at the earliest, it was confirmed this week by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte TD, has raised serious concerns over the number of crèches who have yet to apply for re-registration with Tusla.
TUSLA does not have the ability to shut down non-compliant creches due to flaws in the legislation, and urgently needs to be given those powers by the Government, a Galway TD has demanded.
The Cabinet was told last evening that it should be possible to develop a voluntary scheme to allow for the collection of biological samples from survivors and others connected to Tuam’s mother-and-baby home, in advance of a law being enacted to underpin the process.
Government consultations about providing subsidies for those using childminders are concerned with the needs of families, but "purely concerned with the tax take" this could yield.
A new funding scheme for childcare is in danger of "disproportionately going to those who are better off", while at the same time "hurting families" who live in "the areas of highest deprivation".