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‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ report shows consensus on site’s future – Minister Naughten

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

The report on potential uses for the future of the St. Brigid’s campus in Ballinasloe highlights “a very clear consensus around the vision for St. Brigid’s and the next step”, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The report follows Minister Naughten’s discussion-based workshop as part of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and highlights that those who attended – State agencies as …

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Minister Naughten delighted with positivity of ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ event

In Business & Jobs, Campaigns, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten recently held a discussion-based workshop in Ballinasloe as the second phase of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’. The event brought together representatives of State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area. Speaking about the positivity and energy of the event, Minister Naughten said: “This project has been about stimulating debate about …

Parents shouldn’t have been forced to wait years for answers – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has reiterated his belief that parents deserved answers at the time of serious incidents involving their babies at Portiuncula Hospital rather than waiting years for inquiries to be completed. This follows a Dáil debate last week on the publication of the External Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital. “My thoughts remain with the …

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Minister Naughten confirms second phase of project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the project he announced recently – ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ – is now moving on to the second phase, a discussion-based workshop. Minister Naughten recently asked the public to complete a survey on St Brigid’s Hospital aiming to explore potential new uses for the site. “I would like to thank everyone who took the …

Naughten confirms Emergency Works funding for Galway Schools

In East Galway, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that approval has been granted to Scoil Mhuire, Ballygar & Dunmore Community School to carry out emergency works at both schools The funding will see roof works take place at Scoil Mhuire & gas works in Dunmore and both schools will receive details of their approvals in the coming days. This investment is vital for …

Naughten and Kyne allocate €62,000 to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti across Galway

In East Galway, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Ministers Naughten and Kyne have today announced an allocation of €62,000 to tackle graffiti, dog fouling and litter in Galway City and County. “Within the resources we have as Ministers at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment we are proud to support community and voluntary groups and schools across Galway with funding that will have tangible impact in …

Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …

Minister Naughten confirms €23.2m investment in Galway roads

In East Galway, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed a €23.2m investment programme for 2018 for regional and local roads in County Galway. This includes funding for restoration and improvements works as well as €415,000 for bridge rehabilitation works and €250,000 for safety improvement works, allocated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. “The main priority in allocating this funding to Galway …

Contract for Ballinasloe Garda Station in 2018

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Office of Public Works expects to be in a position to go to tender for Ballinasloe Garda Station early in 2018. It is expected that the tender evaluation of the project will be completed next month with a view to placing the project for contract soon after. “Ballinasloe Garda Station is presently not …