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

In Education, 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 …

Naughten confirms Emergency Works funding for Galway Schools

In Education 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 …

Extensions approved for 3 local schools – Minister Naughten

In Education 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, 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 …

Local childcare can apply to €6.8 million fund Extra places, play areas and maintenance grants available Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD

In Education, Families, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Local childcare centres across Roscommon-Galway can now apply for Government funding for extra spaces, new play areas and to carry out maintenance work, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten TD. Applications for the capital grants open today (12th February 2018) for childcare and school age services. I am pleased to confirm that €6.8 million is being made available by the …

Minister Bruton Starts Internet Safety Week by Investing €30m in ICT Equipment for Schools

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Schools will receive grant of up to €33,000 to purchase key enabling technology Funding for tablets, cloud technology, projectors The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced today, the start of Internet Safety Week, that he is investing €30m in ICT infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools. Thousands of primary and post primary schools around the country will …

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 …