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 …

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 …

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 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.

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 …

Local Minister Denis Naughten notes Roscommon and Galway schools in DEIS Plan to tackle educational disadvantage

In Education, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

17622F Rural S N Lasair Naofa Arigna Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon 11242L Rural Cloonbonnif N S Castlerea Co. Roscommon 19257S Rural Strabaggan N S Loch Aillinne Cara Droma Ruisg, Co. Roscommon 15027E Rural S N Na Heaglaise Atha Eascrach Beal Atha na Sluagh Co na Gaillimhe Local Minister Denis Naughten has noted the inclusion of three rural schools in …

Minister Naughten confirms funding for new apprenticeships

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that €20m in additional funding is to be made available for apprenticeships and traineeships. “This funding will ensure that 13 new apprenticeship schemes are delivered by the end of this year with another 120 apprenticeships and traineeship schemes to come on stream by 2020,” stated Minister Naughten. The Government’s Plan aims to deliver 50,000 …

Music Generation open for new applications – Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed applications are now open for Phase 2 of Music Generation, a pioneering non-mainstream music education programme that creates access to high-quality, subsidised vocal and instrumental tuition for children and young people in their own locality. A total of €3m in funding is available from philanthropic investment by U2 and The Ireland Funds, and Minister …