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

In Education, Featured, 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 …

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

In Education, Featured 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, Featured 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 …

€800k to improve local social housing for people with disabilities across Roscommon-Galway – Denis Naughten TD.

In Disability, Featured by Denis Naughten

€800k to improve local social housing for people with disabilities “Funding will allow for house extensions and improvements” Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD September 13, 2017 People with disabilities living in social housing across Roscommon-Galway are receiving Government support of more than €800,000 under the Disabled Persons Grants Scheme for improvements to social housing according to local Minister Denis …

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 …