2015 CAPITAL LIST REVEALED
Two primary schools in Dublin 15 have been included on the 2015 School Building Programme list, Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton has announced.
Powerstown Education Together and Gaelscoil an Chuillann in Tyrellstown are among the schools to receive permanent new buildings, with construction to get underway in the New Year.
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan revealed details of the programme this morning, which provides capital funding for major school building projects. A total of 70 major school projects across the country are planned to proceed to construction in 2015.
Tánaiste Joan Burton said: “I am delighted with this news for Gaeilscoil and Chuillann and Powerstown E.T., and I want to congratulate the principals of each school, Fergus O’Conghaile and Helena Regan, who have been working hard to develop a permanent site for their schools. Today’s news is a real tribute to them, and to all the teachers, parents and pupils in the two schools. “We have a young and growing population in Dublin West, so it is great that we have been able to deliver this education investment in the local area. “Progress was made recently with the disposal of the site on which these schools are based by Fingal County Council, allowing for the Department of Education to proceed with delivering permanent school buildings.”
I was very saddened to hear of the death of Chairman of the Dublin GAA Andy Kettle.
My thoughts first and foremost are with his wife Phyllis, and their children and I would like to offer them my sincere sympathies.
Andy was a hugely popular figure among the GAA community in Dublin and beyond, and he will be sorely missed.
His tenure at the helm of Dublin GAA was one of the most successful for Dublin’s inter-county teams, and I have no doubt that the work he has done locally will pay dividends at all levels for many years to come.
He was a Fingal Ravens man and a GAA man through and through, and as recently as Monday, he was elected unopposed as Dublin GAA chair for the fifth successive. The greatest tribute that anybody could pay to him is that that he died with his boots on.
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Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch today launched the Irish National Dementia Strategy.
This honours the commitment in the Programme for Government to develop a national Alzheimer’s and other dementias strategy to increase awareness, ensure timely diagnosis and intervention, and develop enhanced community based services.
The Strategy sets out a number of principles to underpin the provision of care and supports for people with dementia including:
· taking account of dementia in the development and implementation of existing and future health policies;
· encouraging the participation of people with dementia in society and in their own communities as fully as possible for as long as possible;
· the prioritisation of end-of-life care in an appropriate setting for those with dementia;
· appropriate training and supervision for all those caring for or providing services to people with dementia;
· directing resources to provide the best possible outcome for those with dementia, and for their families and carers.
Speaking at the launch of the Strategy, the Tánaiste Joan Burton said, “Respect for the independence and dignity of the individual underpins this Strategy from the start. Many of the Actions are achievable without a large financial cost but yet they can, if we implement them effectively, make a real difference to the lives of those affected by dementia.” (more…)