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Shortage of social workers leaving backlog of child protection cases, says Rabbitte

The Government must speed up efforts to hire social care workers, as new figures show more than 6,000 child protection cases awaiting social workers to be assigned.

Fostering means so many things. It means someone who cares, nurtures and supports.

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What is fostering?

Charity Barn Dance in memory of Little Deceen

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The parents of the late Declan Donohue Junior who lost his life at four years of age following a farming accident in Belmullet while visiting relatives, are honoring his memory and raising funds for the Embrace Farm charity which has helped to them enormously over the past three years.

Maeve Binchy novel hits the stage

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MAEVE BINCHY’S novel Minding Frankie is now a stage play, one described as “funny, moving...a thoroughly enjoyable experience," by The Arts Review, and which "draws applause and gasps throughout," according to The Irish Times, is coming to Galway.

A man who makes things happen

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In one sense, John Concannon was ahead of his time. If he was starting off now and doing the same thing, he’d be known as a brand influencer using techniques deployed by the best bloggers. Think of the tens of thousands of guests who appeared on the Late Late Show since its inception in 1961, and in the top twenty clips, up there with the Boyzone segment, the Bishop and the Nightie, is John and his multi-bucket for feeding three calves at a time.

Shortage of social workers is putting

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.

Galway’s first Rose of Tralee to be judge this year

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The woman who brought the Rose of Tralee title to Galway for the first time in 1980 (and proved a good luck emblem for the hurlers two weeks later) is to be a judge at this year’s International Rose of Tralee Festival.

Irish Cancer Society Volunteer Driver Service now available in Mayo

Cancer patients in Mayo who are attending Mayo General Hospital for chemotherapy treatment are being encouraged to avail of a free transport service which is available to bring them to and from their treatment. The Irish Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Service offers patients transport to and from their hospital treatment with a view to alleviating some of the stress or difficulty experienced by cancer patients getting to their appointments.

French Film Festival at Town Hall Theatre

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IN THE week following the horrific attacks in Paris, a timely reminder of the resilience of French culture, and the joy it brings to world, comes to Galway through next weekend's French Film Festival.


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