15/08/2018

Parents And Children To Benefit From New Free Pre-School Scheme

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a free pre-school ECCE scheme to be introduced this September to benefit children, parents and childcare providers.

Childcare providers throughout the country will receive an increase of 7% in their capitation payments for the ECCE preschool programme in September.

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15 August 2018
Parents And Children To Benefit From New Free Pre-School Scheme
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a free pre-school ECCE scheme to be introduced this September to benefit children, parents and childcare providers. Childcare providers throughout the country will receive an increase of 7% in their capitation payments for the ECCE preschool programme in September.
14 August 2018
HSE Criticised For 'Huge Sums Of Money' Spent On Taxis
Sinn Féin have raised concerns after it was revealed that Health Service Executive (HSE) spent a "huge sum of money" on taxis.
13 August 2018
Over 58,000 Patient Safety Incidents In Hospitals In 2017
More than 58,000 patient safety incidents occurred in Irish hospitals in 2017, according to new figures provided to Fianna Fáil.
13 August 2018
Ticketmaster Announces New Fan-To-Fan Ticket Exchange System
Ticketmaster has announced it will close the Seatwave ticket selling website, to be replaced with a new fan-to-fan ticket exchange system, where tickets can only be bought for the cost price or less.
09 August 2018
2,700 Children Waiting To Access Mental Health Services
Some 2,700 children are waiting to be seen by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services amid a recruitment and retention crisis in the sector. Figures from the HSE were released to Sinn Féin Health spokesperson, Louise O'Reilly, and reveal that there is currently 13 vacant consultant posts and a shortage of psychiatric nurses.
09 August 2018
Minister Humphreys Turns Sod On GMIT Campus Extension
The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, has turned the first sod on the site of the new extension to GMIT's Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus.
08 August 2018
Almost 1 Million Patients Waiting For Hospital Appointments
Almost 1 million patients are waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland according to an analysis of various health waiting lists.
06 August 2018
Man Seriously Injured In Co Clare Crash
A man is in a serious condition in hospital following a road crash in Co Clare. The collision happened on the Ennis to Kilrush Road at around 9am on Monday, 06 August. The man was the only person in the vehicle. He is believed to be in a serious condition in Limerick University Hospital.
06 August 2018
Ireland's Largest Landlord Doubles Profits
Ireland's largest private landlord has announced it has more than doubled its profits in the first six months year. Irish Residential Properties REIT (I-RES), which owns over 2,600 properties mainly in Dublin confirmed profits of €69.5 million, compared to €31 million in the same period last year.
03 August 2018
Plans Approved For New €20m Harbour Innovation Campus In Dublin
Plans have been approved to create a new €20 million Harbour Innovation Campus in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. The former ferry passenger terminal on St Michael's Pier will be transformed into a new 7,000 sq m digital technology hub, one of the largest of its kind in Ireland.