Over €750,000 approved for Roscommon-East Galway under Town & Village renewal scheme

In East Galway, Featured, Infrastructure, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that nine projects in Roscommon & East Galway have been awarded funding totalling over €750,000 under the Government’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme. This includes projects in Elphin, Castlerea, Boyle, Monksland, Portrun, Ballyleague, Ballyfarnon, Ballygar & Ballinasloe. The scheme is specifically targeted at improving facilities and enhancing the quality of life in rural towns …

Naughten confirms Government extends maternity benefit to mothers of pre-mature babies

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms the Government is extending maternity leave and benefit to mothers of pre-mature babies. Under the plan a mother would be entitled to receive an extra period of maternity leave and benefit in addition to the current statutory 26 weeks of paid maternity leave. “The extended period of benefit would be equivalent to the duration between …

Roscommon & Galway now connected to two international airports by motorway – Naughten

In Featured, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the opening of the new motorway from Tuam to Gort, which ensures that Roscommon & Galway are now directly connected to two international airports by motorway. “With the enhancement of services at Knock Airport and the roll out of 1000mbps high speed broadband to many local towns and villages over the coming months makes …

Fair Deal changes for family businesses & farm families – a progressive step

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Featured by Denis Naughten

The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal Nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families has been described as “a progressive step” by Minister Denis Naughten. “This will save jobs in small businesses and maintain the viability of commercial farms while also ensuring the best possible care for those in nursing …

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County Roscommon a hive of activity with potential investors – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Featured by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister Denis Naughten, who hosted Mayor Scott Avedisian from Warwick, Rhode Island at Government Buildings recently. Mayor Scott was accompanied by a delegation from Rhode Island who visitied the West of Ireland to explore investment opportunities. Interest in investing in County Roscommon has never been higher with Minister Denis Naughten confirming that five separate investment visits …

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 …