Senator Maura Hopkins – “Phoenix Centre must re-open without delay”

Senator Maura Hopkins has urged the Roscommon Galway Education and Training Board to re-open the Phoenix Youth Centre in Ballaghaderreen “without delay”. Commenting on the meeting held with Oireachtas Representatives and officials from Roscommon Galway Education and Training Board last…

Senator Maura Hopkins to seek appeal on Cuan Aire Funding

Senator Maura Hopkins is to seek an appeal of the decision by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to cease funding counselling services in Cuan Aire Family Life Centre, Castlerea. Commenting on the issue Maura Hopkins said “I have expressed…

Maura Hopkins – Extra resources and staffing for special Education needs is “Very Positive

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins the news that the Government is to provide 900 extra resource teachers and an extra €18 million to implement a new model for the allocation of resource teachers to support children with special educational needs…

Roscommon LEADER awarded 18 extra Rural Social Scheme places

The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has announced that an 18 extra Rural Social Scheme places have been allocated to Roscommon LEADER Partnership. The announcement will bring the total number of places on Rural Social Scheme administered by Roscommon…

Alternative providers being assessed for local Youth Services

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs have confirmed that replacement youth services will be established in the county by the end of this month. The news comes following the withdrawal of funding to Youth Work Ireland, which operated Youth…

Senator Maura Hopkins calls for extra support services for Ballaghaderreen ahead of arrival of Refugees

Senator Maura Hopkins has said that she is “not convinced at all” that sufficient plans are in place for the arrival of Refugees to the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre in Ballaghaderreen. Maura Hopkins has also confirmed that she has…

Senator Maura Hopkins welcomes emergency funding for Brusna

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said it is extremely positive that Scoil Mhuire, Brusna, Ballaghaderreen is to receive funding for emergency mechanical works. The funding will be used to carry out improvements to the heating system in the school…

Over €36,000 awarded to two Roscommon Angling Projects

Two Roscommon Angling facilities are among 50 nationwide that will benefit from the 2017 Inland Fisheries Ireland Capital Works Fund. The Capital Works Fund is part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s National Strategy for Angling Development. The Strategy aims to ensure…

Clubs encouraged to apply for 2017 Sports Capital Programme

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’ Donovan TD, have announced today that €30m is being made available under the Sports Capital Programme to develop sports…

Maura Hopkins confirms Beef Data and Genomics payments

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has confirmed that the Department of Agriculture, has commenced payments worth €36m under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme. Speaking earlier Maura Hopkins said that “Minister Creed advised me this morning that payments have commenced.…

Senator Maura Hopkins – “41 Parents in Roscommon receive Paternity Benefit”

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has welcomed the new paternity benefit scheme which has benefited 41 families across Co Roscommon since it’s introduction. Senator Hopkins said, “the new Paternity Benefit Scheme has been available since September 1st this year. I…

YFG National Conference a major success says Senator Maura Hopkins

Senator and Young Fine Gael member Maura Hopkins has hailed last weekend’s Young Fine Gael Conference in Ballinasloe as a major success. Picture Credit: Gerry Stronge Photography Over 250 delegates from across the country as well as the Taoiseach Enda…

Senator Maura Hopkins – Athlone Boundary Review “did not close the door”

Senator Maura Hopkins, who attended yesterday’s briefing on the Athlone Boundary Review for local Oireachtas members stated that “the recommendation not to change our county boundary at the present time is positive and reflects the strong support by the people…

Roscommon Galway Young Fine Gael host National Conference

Senator and Young Fine Gael member Maura Hopkins and Roscommon Galway Young Fine Gael Chairperson, Alan Harney have welcomed the Young Fine Gael National Conference which takes in Ballinasloe this coming weekend. The major event in the Young Fine Gael…

Cuisle Holiday Centre allocated €64,000 in National Lottery funding

The Department of Health has announced that Irish Wheelchair Association’s Centre in Donamon is set to receive a €63,982 grant from the National Lottery. The money will go towards the cost of purchasing ceiling tracking hoists which will assist with…

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