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€53k funding for school computers

Primary and second level schools in Clare will receive a total of €53,1454.35 funding for computer equipment, it has been confirmed. The grant, which will be received by all schools built prior to 2014, is worth in excess of €4,100 for a 100 pupil school and almost €13,000 for a 500 pupil school at primary level, according to Minister of State Pat Breen. A total of 115 schools in Clare are eligible. At post-primary level, the grant is worth almost €18,000 for a 500 student school, and over €33,000 for a 1,000 student school. Minister Breen said, “I am delighted that schools in Clare will receive more than €53,000 for computer equipment. “The funding can be spent on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or hybrid devices. Schools can also purchase projectors and cloud based tools and software applications to support learning. “I know this will make a huge difference to school communities at both primary and secondary level across Clare, and …

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Gort cancer centre’s appeal for computers

GORT Cancer Support Centre has appealed for sponsorship to facilitate a new course on the use of information technology for cancer sufferers. Cancer centre manager Carmel Kerins explains that a lot of cancer patients have to give up full-time work during their illness but would love to learn new skills, such as how to use a computer. All the money donated to the centre is specifically ring-fenced for services. To comply with this policy guideline, the centre is hoping to acquire good quality laptops or cash donations that will be put aside for this purpose. The centre is also considering resuming the men’s card game social night for male cancer sufferers, which ran very successfully about two years ago. While men and women benefit from all activities and facilities at the centre, Ms Kerins explained they felt it was necessary to organise something that was particularly appealing for men. “Men have come to the centre in recent years before moving …

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