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

In Campaigns, East Galway, 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 …

Libraries set for a Government backed overhaul – Minister Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that fees for overdue library books are to be scrapped, longer library opening hours are on the way and a universal library membership register will be set up under new plans approved by Cabinet to encourage more people to use their local libraries. These measures are part of a new Government strategy and investment worth …

Naughten welcomes start of design work on AIT and GMIT new buildings

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Strong focus on STEM, including ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences, will drive regional growth Minister Denis Naughten is very pleased to welcome the appointment of design teams to Athlone Institute of Technology and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology for the construction of new STEM facilities. The design teams of architects and engineers will now bring the projects through the initial design …

Young people with disabilities in Roscommon to benefit from €634k funding

In Disability, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that significant funding has been allocated by the Government to support young people with disabilities in Roscommon. Under the Government’s Ability Programme, €633,919 has been allocated to Roscommon Leader Partnership for services preparing young people with disabilities for the job market. Mentoring, further education and training are part of the services designed …

€145,000 in Government funding for 13 Roscommon childcare providers

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten can confirm that 13 childcare providers across Roscommon have received capital funding of €145,797 to create more places, improve outdoor play areas and undertake important maintenance and repair work. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a total national allocation of €6.87 million in capital funding for providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer. Announcing …

Minister Naughten confirms €276k allocation for Roscommon-Galway communities

In News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that communities across Roscommon-Galway are set to benefit from a new Government fund specifically targeting facilities in local communities. Under the Government’s new Community Enhancement Programme, Roscommon and Galway communities have been allocated €276,702. The Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide a total …

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Minister Naughten receives reassurances on future of Rosalie Unit

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed reassurances provided by the HSE’s Tony Canavan today in relation to the future of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, following Minister Naughten’s intervention on the issue. Minister Naughten had written to Minister Jim Daly stating that both “Government and HSE policy is clear that the Rosalie Unit has a future which is in all …

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

In East Galway, 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 …

Politics rather than solving plastic problems were a bigger priority for Environment Committee

In Blog, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

I was disappointed this week that some members of the Environment Committee decided to put politics and the next general election before a genuine attempt to deal with the problem of plastics in our environment. I have been working with the members of the Committee to try to progress the Waste Reduction Bill to the next stage of the legislative …