Joe McHugh, TD

Minister for Education and Skills, Donegal

News & Statements

Donegal set to benefit from €20 million in funding for rural towns and villages as part of the Action Plan for Rural Development.

“The funding announced this week by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, is great news for rural Ireland and I strongly encourage Donegal County Council to apply,” said Minister of State McHugh. “The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential, and is part of a package of national and local support measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.”

CF patients in Donegal to benefit from access to Orkambi and Kalydeco – McHugh

Cystic Fibrosis patients in Donegal are set to benefit from a new deal between the Health Service Executive and pharmaceutical company, Vertex, which will see Orkambi and Kalydeco made available from next month. The HSE are now working to finalise the contractual terms to make sure we have the best and most robust deal possible for CF patients and the healthcare service overall.

McHugh urges Community groups and schools in Donegal to apply for €5M CLÁR funding

“I would strongly encourage community groups and schools in Donegal to apply for funding through the CLÁR programme. “Funding will be made available for safety measures near schools and other community facilities, as well as funding for play areas. “The safety measures coupled with funding for playgrounds and multi-use games areas will assist CLÁR areas to provide safe amenities for their young people thereby increasing the attractiveness of an area from both a social and economic perspective”.

McHugh: 18 Donegal schools added to School Meals Programme

Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has announced that 18 schools in the county are to be added to the School Meals programme. “The Department of Social Protection is inviting these schools to join the school meals scheme from September this year,” said Minister McHugh. “I would urge principals and school managers to avail of the scheme and to apply by the deadline of May 12.

McHugh: 18 Donegal schools added to School Meals Programme

Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has announced that 18 schools in the county are to be added to the School Meals programme. Mr Varadkar’s officials have now written to schools that are not receiving DEIS supports this year but have a level of disadvantage. “I would urge principals and school managers to avail of the scheme and to apply by the deadline of May 12.

Ulster Bank agree to meet Raphoe & Ardara community groups over closure proposal

Ulster Bank has agreed to meet community groups from Raphoe and Ardara to discuss the proposed closure of two bank branches there, Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh said today. Minister McHugh met senior bank officials in Dublin earlier today to protest at the planned closure of the branches which was announced last week.

McHugh welcomes €1M Irish Water investment in Portnoo Water Supply

Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh has welcomed news of a €970,000 in a water mains project investment which will ensure a clean and secure water supply for the 940 people served by the Portnoo Water Supply. “This is an important scheme for Portnoo, Dungloe, Lettermacaward and Naran and is part of a huge investment across Co Donegal. I want to thank Irish Water and their key partners Donegal County Council in progressing the Portnoo Water Supply with a completion in around six or seven months’ time.”

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Contact Details

Address:
Department of Education and Skills
Marlborough Street
Dublin 1. D01 RC96
Phone: (01) 8896400
Email: [email protected]

Constituency

Address:
Grier House
Lower Main Street
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Phone: 0749164787
Web: http://www.DonegalMatters.com