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 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 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 …

Free Alarm scheme to keep local older people safe. Local community groups invited to join Senior Alert Scheme

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Local community groups are being encouraged by local Minister Denis Naughten to take part in a Scheme which offers free personal alarms to older people. The Senior Alert Scheme (SAS) operates in partnership with voluntary groups and could make a real difference in Roscommon-Galway where there is a strong community spirit, stated Minister Naughten. The objective of the Seniors Alert …

Minister Naughten raises concerns over mental health review delays

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that he has raised his concerns at Cabinet over ongoing delays surrounding the publication of the review of the Roscommon Mental Health Services. This follows news that the publication of the review has once again been delayed and is now not expected to be made available to relevant stakeholders until the end of August. …

Naughten announces significant childcare funding across Roscommon Galway

In Families 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, Featured 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 welcomes €1m allocation for housing grants

In Disability, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1m for housing adaptations for older people and people with a disability living in private houses in County Roscommon.  “These grants allow individuals to adapt their homes to be more suitable to their needs, particularly in areas such as mobility, and are hugely important in assisting people to remain living independently …

Naughten confirms extra teaching posts for Mountbellew

In Education by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of an additional 1.5 teaching posts for Collaiste an Chreagain, Mountbellew, from next September. “This additional allocation will assist the school in providing the widest possible range of subjects to pupils in the forthcoming school year,” said the local Minister. ENDS.

Naughten announces almost €100,000 for conservation work to 12 listed buildings in Roscommon

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that 12 buildings of significant heritage value in Roscommon are set to benefit from almost €100,000 in Government funding for conservation and repair work.  “12 protected structures in Roscommon including Boyle Courthouse, St. Nathy’s Cathedral Ballaghaderreen and 17th Century Chapel Strokestown Park will undergo significant repair and stabilization work to support the …

Good news for schools and local construction workers as Naughten confirms 18 schools in Roscommon-Galway targeted for vital school improvement works

In Education, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that 18 schools (list attached) in the Roscommon-Galway constituency will receive vital school improvement works this Summer through the Government’s Summer Works Scheme which is “good news for pupils, teachers and local construction workers,” added Minister Naughten. “I am extremely pleased that schools in Roscommon-Galway have rightly received their fair share of the national …