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Minister Zappone outlines five guiding principles for Mother & Baby Home site

Minister Katherine Zappone has outlined her key principles in discerning the correct action in relation to the remains of dead babies at the Mother...

Minister Zappone says Tuam Home babies should be exhumed if possible

Children's Minister Katherine Zappone will present a recommendation to the cabinet on how to handle remains at the former Tuam Mother and Baby Home...

Green Party says Minister Zappone has ignored most child carers in latest plans

Green Party candidate for Galway West Pauline O’Reilly has said that Minister Katherine Zappone has all but ignored stay-at-home parents and most childminders in her...

Insurance costs trebling for childcare providers

The insurance crisis has seen costs for many childcare providers triple according to Independent Galway-Roscommon TD Denis Naughten. He said that the difficulty many in...

Calls for inquiry into child abuse allegations against scouting organisations

A statutory inquiry is needed into accusations of historical child abuse at the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland and Scouting Association of Ireland says...

Parents kept in the dark on creches breaking regulations

Parents are being left in the dark about the location of creches that are in breach of Tusla regulations Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte...

Government accused of failing to deliver on baby boxes promise after almost a year

The government has been accused of failing to make any progress on the delivery of 5,000 baby boxes for new parents almost a year...

Tusla unable to stop rogue creches, putting children at risk – Rabbitte

Concerns have been expressed about the ability of Tusla to handle creches that aren't compliant with regulations, and whether children are being put at...

New funding to support services working with young LGBT+ people in Galway

The announcement of over €167,000 in funding to support youth services working with young LGBTI+ people around Ireland has been welcomed by a Galway...

New centre for child sexual abuse victims opens in Galway

A new initiative launched in Galway this week aims to completely revamp the way child sexual abuse is handled in Ireland. The Barnahaus Onehouse Galway...

Report says Tuam Home DNA sampling can proceed

It is legally permissible for the sampling of DNA from survivors and family members connected to the Tuam Mother and Baby Home a report...

Nine Galway youth groups and projects awarded €61,000

Youth groups and services in Galway have been awarded €61,000 in funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The funding announced this week...

Galway TD puts forward new idea to promote bilingualism

A programme which would encourage créches and childcare facilities to facilitate bilingualism should be developed, a Galway West TD has argued. Speaking in the Dáil,...

Galway childcare providers awarded €600,000

Early Learning and School Age Childcare providers in Galway have been awarded almost €600,000 in grant funding announced this week. Children's Minister Katherine Zappone said...

Adopted people have a right to their identity says Rabbitte

People who have been adopted have the right to know the basic facts about their background and identity insists Galway TD Anne Rabbitte. Speaking as...

Galway TD to propose bill exempting childcare providers from commercial rates

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has said that she plans to bring forward a bill which would exempt all childcare providers from paying commercial rates. The...

Demands for explanation as Tusla employee pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Demands have been made for an explanation from Tusla after an employee of the child protection agency pleaded guilty to possessing more than 2,000...

Youth Services encouraged to apply to multi-million fund

Organisations providing youth services in Galway are being encouraged to seek a share of a €2.4 million fund. Under the new capital grant funding youth...

Galway Rape Crisis Centre awarded over €400,000 to fight domestic and sexual violence

Galway Rape Crisis Centre will be receiving €444,250 this year to help it combat, domestic, sexual, and gender based violence in the community. This is...

Local childcare providers urged to apply for €6 million fund

Childcare providers in Galway are being urged to apply to a €6 million investment fund which has just opened for applications.
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