Creative Schools  open for 2022-23 programme

Creative expression provides opportunities for children and young people to try out new ideas and explore their creative potential. Creative Schools  open for 2022-23 programme, with €2.5m going to participating Primary and Post-Primary schools and Youth Reach centres...

Public Consultation on the Autism Innovation Strategy

Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has launched a public consultation to inform the design and development of the Autism Innovation Strategy. The Autism Innovation Strategy will identify key areas where individuals with autism...

Galway Wild Geese – Finalist – Digital Town Awards – 2022

Galway Wild Geese are thrilled to have have been shortlisted in the Community Digital category of the .IE Digital Town Awards. The number and quality of entries was outstanding, so the geese are thrilled to make the shortlist, you can view the full shortlist here:...

Government launches Report on the Review of Out-of-School Education Provision and outlines plan to implement its recommendations

The Government has announced the publication of a report on the Review of Out-of-School Education Provision. The out-of-school education sector relates to a small number of schools and education centres which operate outside of mainstream education provision. This...

Opening Statement by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. – Appearance before the Working Group of Committee Chairs

A Chathaoirligh, Ar dtús ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil leat as cuireadh a thabhairt dom chuig an gcruinniú seo inniu. I want to recognise the important role of Oireachtas Committees in providing advice to the Houses of the Oireachtas on a range of matters in...

Galway school and students recognised in Green Schools Water Awards

Over the past school year, over 123,000 students in 551 schools all over Ireland have participated in the Green-Schools water theme which is sponsored by Irish Water. The water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage...

10 artists receive Markievicz Award to create work that reflects on the role of women in Irish history

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has announced the 10 new recipients of the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award for artists. The Markievicz Award is intended to support artists to develop their craft and...

Minister for Children announces free books for all children starting school in September

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today announced the roll-out of the First 5 My Little Library Initiative. The initiative will see more than 60,000 children starting school in September invited to collect a free...

Funding announced for Local Authorities for the refurbishment and development of playgrounds and play areas.

€450,000 allocated across the country to Local Authorities for the refurbishment and development of playgrounds and play areas 30 projects awarded funding under the Play and Recreation Grant Scheme for 2022 Projects awarded include wheelchair accessible swings,...

Our Rural Future: €11 million for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways

-             Funding to improve access to homes, farms and outdoor amenities -             Overall increase of €500,000 on 2021 allocation -             Over €90 million provided to local authorities under Local Improvement Scheme since 2017 The Minister for Rural...





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