109 Youth Groups in Roscommon-Galway set to benefit from new equipment fund

In Education, Featured, Young People by Denis Naughten

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that 109 community youth groups across Roscommon-Galway are set to receive a share of €417,000 under a new equipment fund for volunteer led community youth groups set up by his Independent Cabinet colleague, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone. “Applications open today,” confirmed Minister …

Local Minister Denis Naughten urges students from schools across Roscommon-Galway to become School Digital Champions

In Education, Featured by Denis Naughten

Applications are now open for the School Digital Champion Programme Applications are now open for second level students across the country to become School Digital Champions. As part of the Government’s strategy to increase the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment the School Digital Champion Programme is an innovative initiative to encourage and support students and schools to …

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Be a climate hero!

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Naughten urges Roscommon-Galway applicants for New Climate Ambassador programme  “Ideal opportunity to provide leadership in local schools, colleges and communities” Statement by Minister for Climate Action, Denis Naughten TD September 18, 2017 “I am very pleased to launch the Climate Ambassador Programme which is funded by my Department.  Applications are now open for this brand new Programme being offered to …

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New school for Coláiste Chiaráin progressing – Naughten

In Education, Featured by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has been informed that the development of a new school on the campus of Coláiste Chiaráin Summerhill Athlone is progressing through the planning and design phase within the Department of Education. This major building is at an advanced stage of architectural planning and will facilitate the new school going to tender. The new school is being designed …

€800k to improve local social housing for people with disabilities across Roscommon-Galway – Denis Naughten TD.

In Disability, Featured by Denis Naughten

€800k to improve local social housing for people with disabilities “Funding will allow for house extensions and improvements” Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD September 13, 2017 People with disabilities living in social housing across Roscommon-Galway are receiving Government support of more than €800,000 under the Disabled Persons Grants Scheme for improvements to social housing according to local Minister Denis …

Naughten confirms 40 additional Special Needs Assistants for Roscommon-Galway

In Education, Featured by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Cabinet signed off today on the allocation of 975 additional Special Needs Assistants nationwide and up to 40 additional Special Needs Assistants will be provided for schools across the Roscommon-Galway constituency over the period from September to December 2017. “Today Cabinet signed off on a significant increase in the number of additional …

Roscommon RIDC receives €54,000 dormant accounts funding – Naughten

In Featured by Denis Naughten

The allocation of €54,000 to Roscommon Integrated Development Company from the Dormant Accounts Fund has been welcomed by Minister Denis Naughten. “This forms part of an allocation of funding to social enterprises that provide services to, or employment opportunities for, those who may be disadvantaged,” stated Minister Naughten. “Organisations such as RIDC play a vital role in tackling rural isolation …

Naughten announces almost €100,000 for conservation work to 12 listed buildings in Roscommon

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that 12 buildings of significant heritage value in Roscommon are set to benefit from almost €100,000 in Government funding for conservation and repair work.  “12 protected structures in Roscommon including Boyle Courthouse, St. Nathy’s Cathedral Ballaghaderreen and 17th Century Chapel Strokestown Park will undergo significant repair and stabilization work to support the …

Good news for schools and local construction workers as Naughten confirms 18 schools in Roscommon-Galway targeted for vital school improvement works

In Education, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that 18 schools (list attached) in the Roscommon-Galway constituency will receive vital school improvement works this Summer through the Government’s Summer Works Scheme which is “good news for pupils, teachers and local construction workers,” added Minister Naughten. “I am extremely pleased that schools in Roscommon-Galway have rightly received their fair share of the national …

Naughten announces over €2 million funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has provided more than €2 million for energy efficiency upgrades in the coming months to homes, businesses and community buildings locally that will improve quality of life. Local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more comfortable and healthier. …