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Minister Naughten delighted with positivity of ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ event

In Business & Jobs, Campaigns, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten recently held a discussion-based workshop in Ballinasloe as the second phase of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’. The event brought together representatives of State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area. Speaking about the positivity and energy of the event, Minister Naughten said: “This project has been about stimulating debate about …

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 …

Naughten welcomes start of design work on AIT and GMIT new buildings

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Strong focus on STEM, including ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences, will drive regional growth Minister Denis Naughten is very pleased to welcome the appointment of design teams to Athlone Institute of Technology and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology for the construction of new STEM facilities. The design teams of architects and engineers will now bring the projects through the initial design …

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Minister Naughten confirms second phase of project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the project he announced recently – ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ – is now moving on to the second phase, a discussion-based workshop. Minister Naughten recently asked the public to complete a survey on St Brigid’s Hospital aiming to explore potential new uses for the site. “I would like to thank everyone who took the …

Naughten confirms Emergency Works funding for Galway Schools

In East Galway, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that approval has been granted to Scoil Mhuire, Ballygar & Dunmore Community School to carry out emergency works at both schools The funding will see roof works take place at Scoil Mhuire & gas works in Dunmore and both schools will receive details of their approvals in the coming days. This investment is vital for …

Naughten confirms almost €600,000 for Roscommon to support job & skills training and help those communities who need it most

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

I am pleased to confirm €598,350 has been allocated to Roscommon under the Government’s Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme in 2018. “The funding will support those communities across Roscommon that need it most. It will support and assist, on a practical level, the unemployed and those on low income, people with disabilities and single parent families. Part of the …

Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …

Extensions approved for 3 local schools – Minister Naughten

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the approval of extensions to three local schools by the Department of Education. The approval has been provided to St Coman’s Wood NS in Roscommon Town; Colaiste Chiarain, Summerhill, Athlone; and St Mary’s National School, Strokestown. The works at both St. Coman’s Wood and St. Mary’s NS will include classroom and toilet facilities while an …

Naughten confirms funding for Loughglynn NS

In Education, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the approval of an emergency works grant for Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Loughglynn for mechanical works at the school. “The allocation of this funding is a positive development for the school and this approval is down to the work of the Board of Management, staff & parents” “The Department of Education will be providing formal confirmation …