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Have you a view on childcare costs? The Government wants to hear from you

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Parents, crèches and those with an interest in childcare services across Roscommon-Galway are being invited to take part in an independent review of childcare costs, according to Minister Denis Naughten TD. The Review of the Costs of Providing Quality Childcare is being conducted by independent experts following a commitment as part of the negotiations on the formation of the Government. …

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

In Families, Health, News 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 …

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

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, News 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 …

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

In Education, Families, News 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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New school for Coláiste Chiaráin progressing – Naughten

In Education, Families, News, South Roscommon 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 …

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms children from Roscommon-Galway will benefit from more than €130,000 in government funding to improve childcare after-school services

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

€1.2 million in capital grants for 263 providers nationwide under the‘School Age Childcare Grants’ Scheme Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that children across Roscommon-Galway will benefit from further Government funding to improve existing after-school childcare services. “€1.2 million has been allocated nationally to 263 providers by my Independent Cabinet colleague, Dr. Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and more …

Roscommon to receive €59,000 in further childcare grants. “Funding targeted at services for school-going children”

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Four Roscommon childcare services are to receive €59,000 to provide extra places for children of school going age, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten. Minister Naughten says it will prepare services for significant changes in childcare starting with extra supports for families in September. A new phase of an awareness campaign has also been launched to inform parents in Roscommon …

Naughten announces significant childcare funding across Roscommon Galway

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that up to 70 pre-school childcare providers across Roscommon-Galway have received significant funding to improve facilities and services. “More than €783,000 has been provided by Government to 70 pre-school providers across Roscommon-Galway. The money is available to draw-down immediately and will ensure building and maintenance works and outdoor play areas are improved and enhanced …

Naughten confirms 40 additional Special Needs Assistants for Roscommon-Galway

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News 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 …

Naughten confirms Government’s plan to deliver more affordable childcare this September

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that childcare will become more affordable from this September for parents across Roscommon-Galway. The Cabinet agreed its plans to make childcare more affordable from September using the additional €19m of childcare funding agreed in Budget 2017. Minister Naughten confirmed that his government colleague the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone secured Cabinet approval for a …