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 …

Naughten announces over €2 million funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has provided more than €2 million for energy efficiency upgrades in the coming months to homes, businesses and community buildings locally that will improve quality of life. Local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more comfortable and healthier. …

€90,000 for Ballymurray flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €90,0000 for flood relief works at Ballymurray, Roscommon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Ballymurray, Roscommon will see works carried out to pipe flood waters away and clean a drain which runs into the River Hind. “These works are practical steps to help solve the …

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

In Featured, Health, Posts by Topic 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 …