News & Statements
No time restrictions on free travel for elderly – Daly
Minister for Older People, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that senior citizens who avail of the free travel scheme will not face time restrictions.
National Help Line to be established for Mental Health Services – Daly
A new national telephone helpline for accessing mental health services is to get the green light, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Minister to expand Skype clinics to reach more constituents
Skype clinics will be made available to even more people in one of Ireland’s most geographically challenging constituencies, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Regular respite a must for carers – Daly
A West Cork TD has drafted legislation that will entitle all full time carers to a respite period at least once every month. If enacted, Jim Daly’s new legislation will, for the first time ever, place respite services on a statutory footing, and compel the Health Service Executive to provide the care.
Childcare providers can avail of new grants to extend services to school age children – Daly
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Jim Daly, has encouraged childcare providers to avail of new Government grants to establish new services or to expand existing services, in order to cater for children of school going age.
Tusla must explain false allegations— Daly
Tusla – the Child and Family Agency – must explain before the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs how they sent false allegations of child sex abuse against a garda whistleblower to An Garda Síochána, Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has said.
Fine Gael is making childcare more affordable for hard-pressed families in Cork — Jim Daly TD
Deputy Daly who represents the Cork South West constituency and is Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, said families seeking childcare assistance will soon benefit by up to almost €1,000 annually through the new Affordable Childcare Scheme.
Finding of school discrimination shows need for Education Ombudsman says Chair of Oireachtas Children Committee
Jim Daly, Fine Gael Cork South West TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, has warmly welcomed this week’s finding by the Equality Tribunal that a County Cavan school discriminated against a student for not allowing his assistance dog to accompany him to the classroom. Deputy Daly said that the case highlights the need for an Education Ombudsman to protect students, parents and school staff.
Daly’s ‘West Cork Way’ moving at pace
Jim Daly, Cork South West Fine Gael TD, has said that Cork County Council is making significant progress with his ‘West Cork Way’ proposal, and he is confident that the next steps will see the development of the route come to fruition.
Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme progresses with appointment of contractor imminent – Daly
Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, Jim Daly, has said that the appointment of a contractor for the River Ilen Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme is to be announced in the coming week.