Monthly Archives: November 2015

Funding for Community Action on Dementia Project must be found – Calleary

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– Solid commitments, not vague assurances needed – Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says he’s encouraged by comments by the Minister for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch about funding for the Community Action on Dementia Project.  Funding for the pilot programme, which has been extremely successful over the past three years, is due to run out next month, but the Minister says the HSE is considering extending the funding into 2016. Deputy Calleary commented, “The Community Action on Dementia Project has been a vital resource for hundreds of families across Co. Mayo, providing community based, one-to-one care which sees people treated in their own homes rather than having to […]

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Jobs Action Plan a major let down for Mayo – Calleary

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– Ballina and Erris excluded, Ireland West Airport Knock given token platitudes without any financial commitments – Fianna Fáil Jobs Spokesperson and TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the Government has delivered more of the same with its latest regional Action Plan Jobs, which is full of vague ideas without any tangible targets.  It’s the fifth such plan launched by Minister Richard Bruton, and is as superficial as its predecessors. Deputy Calleary commented, “This plan claims that it will get the West back to work but has completely abandoned Ballina, Erris and East Mayo.  While the “plan” includes specific actions for Castlebar and Westport is has failed to outline any […]

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Calleary welcomes School Capital Programme announcement

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed the Department of Education’s Capital Schools Programme which was announced this week with good news for a number of Mayo primary and post-primary schools. Deputy Calleary said, “I warmly welcome the Department’s announcement that 9 Mayo schools are included on Capital Schools Programme 2016-2021 list. Many of these schools have been campaigning for a number of years for new, much-needed school accommodation and I am delighted that they can now see light at the end of the tunnel. ” I wish to pay tribute to the various Boards of Management, School Principals, staff and parents for their ongoing hard work and diligent […]

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Two tier recovery leaving women behind – FF

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– CSO figures reveal female unemployment remains unchanged in 7 month period – Fianna Fáil Jobs Spokesperson Dara Calleary says more needs to be done to ensure that women are given the same opportunities as men to secure employment.  His comments come following the publication of the latest unemployment statistics, which reveal a stagnation in female unemployment levels. Deputy Calleary explained, “The fact that there has been no decrease in female unemployment over the past seven months is a real cause for concern.  During the same time we have seen a reduction in the number of men out of work, but unfortunately it appears as if women are being left […]

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