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Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund

The Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund awards €125,000 each year to non-profit organisations with new ideas to get people more active, more often. They are looking for new projects that will capture the public’s imagination and provide significant benefits to communities across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

If you have an idea to get your community moving here is how to apply for funding:

Education and co-operation vital for farm safety - Conway

Senator Martin Conway with members of Embrace Farm at the launch of the Oireachtas report on farm safety

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway has said today (Tuesday), that access to education and community co-operation are the keys to best practice in farm safety. Speaking following the publication of the Seanad Public Consultation Committee (SPCC) report on farm safety Senator Conway expressed his concern about the number of accidents and fatalities on Irish farms.

Extension of Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Justice and Clare Senator, Martin Conway, welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, today (Friday) that €2.8 million is to be allocated from Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme to expand Garda Youth Diversion Services in communities across the country.

“I am delighted that this funding has been made available to tackle youth crime which will support An Garda Síochána in their proactive effort to work with young people and build positive relationships.

New mortgage arrears measures will help struggling home owners – Conway

“The Government has agreed a number of new measures to support mortgage holders who are in arrears. These measures build on the action already taken and aim to increase the supports available to people in arrears and to increase the numbers of people availing of them.

“In a major reform of the Personal Insolvency framework, the Government has agreed to give Courts the power to review and, where appropriate, to approve insolvency deals that have been rejected by banks. The Government will legislate to give effect to this change before the end of the summer.

Conway calls for action to end the direct provision system

Fine Gael Clare Senator, Martin Conway, has today (Thursday), welcomed the report of the Public Service Oversight Committee on direct provision. Speaking following the launch of the report, Senator Conway expressed his concern about the intolerable conditions and the unacceptable length of time many asylum seekers must spend in the direct provision system awaiting a decision on their case.


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