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Local Facebook users join Child Rescue Alert Scheme

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Facebook users in our local communities are to receive alerts when there are fears a child has been abducted under a new agreement with Gardaí, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. Child Rescue Alerts, which are normally issued by Gardaí to radio, television, and placed on motorway electronic signs, will now also be posted on Facebook feeds. Minister Naughten says …

Libraries set for a Government backed overhaul – Minister Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Older People, Young People 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 …

Increased funding for Roscommon-Galway youth clubs to be distributed to small volunteer-led clubs.

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

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that youth clubs in Roscommon-Galway are set to receive €108,725 in Government funding that will help towards improving their facilities and activities. “This funding will mean smaller volunteer-led youth clubs across Roscommon-Galway will be in a position to reach and benefit more young people across the …

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115 Youth Groups in Roscommon-Galway receive €400,000 for new equipment

In Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Image shows Minister Denis Naughten with Tom Madden of Moore Foroige Club who are receiving €4,513 Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that more than 115 community youth groups across Roscommon-Galway have been allocated approximately €400,000 under an equipment fund for volunteer led community youth groups set up by his Independent Cabinet …

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

In Education, News, 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 …

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 …

Denis Naughten: I cannot accept that the digital world should go uncensored

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Irish Independent, News Comment by Denis Naughten, 07/02/2017 Stories linking cyber bullying and suicide are sadly more common, but each story never less depressing or chilling writes Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on Internet Safety Day. The connection between the digital world and mental health is one that I am acutely concerned with particularly as a father of four young …

Funding for Ballinasloe Youth Project – Minister Naughten

In East Galway, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The allocation of capital funding to Ballinasloe Youth Project has been confirmed by local Minister Denis Naughten. The project will receive almost €13,000 towards the purchase of equipment including a TV, laptops, pool table etc and is one of 86 youth projects across the country which will receive funding. The funding is being provided by the Minister for Children to …

Major step forward on bail monitoring welcome says Naughten

In News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision to introduce a new bail supervision scheme for young offenders, which will not only keep young people out of prison but is also a major set forward in further strengthening the monitoring of all those on bail. This bail supervision scheme, which will be piloted in the Dublin area, will keep young …