Minister Naughten launches schools education campaign in Castlerea

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Pictured at the launch of the Bin It! workshops is Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten with pupils from Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon A nationwide school campaign – Bin IT! – aimed at educating and raising student awareness of littering was launched by local Minster Denis Naughten in Castlerea Community School today. Bin It! features …

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Naughten congratulates those selected for ESB Graduate Programme

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten TD has met with a group of young graduates from Roscommon, Westmeath and Galway who have been selected to take part in the ESB’s Graduate Development Programme. The students, who graduated in the fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance, start the prestigious three year programme with ESB this week.   Denis Naughten TD, …

Naughten seeks further funding for education

In Education by Denis Naughten

Every child should leave primary school able to read & write yet at present 1 in 10 can’t. “Our children will be asked to pay for the €120,000m debt that we created. But why should they have to pay on the double through the cuts made during the recession? Education needs more funding,” stated Denis Naughten. “We need to reduce …

Naughten welcomes new class for Knockcroghery N.S.

In Education by Denis Naughten

Monday 9th September 2013 Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation by the NCSE of a new class for children with special needs at Knockcroghery N.S. The new ASD class in Scoil Mhuire, Knockcroghery, is one of 118 new classes opening this month across the country for children with special needs. Denis Naughten has welcomed the new class announced by …

Just 2 weeks to SUSI deadline – Naughten

In Education, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Tuesday 16th July 2013 Just 2 weeks to SUSI deadline – Naughten Local TD Denis Naughten has reminded local students that there is now just over two weeks left during which to apply for a higher education grant for the 2013/2014 academic year. “The closing date this year is a month earlier to facilitate earlier application and decision making and …

Naughten welcomes approval for Taughmaconnell NS

In Education, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of funding for the provision of a learning support room at St. Ronan’s NS, Taughmaconnell. “The funding has been allocated by the Department of Education and be of immense support to the pupils and staff of the school in providing a welcome addition to the facilities next autumn,” stated Denis Naughten. “Both …

Only one in 6 local college grant applications approved

In Education, Families by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has described as “disgraceful” the situation where only 16% of local college applications made through the new centralised SUSI online processing system for student grants have been approved.   In Roscommon 202 out of 1153 (17.5%) of applications have been approved. In Galway the figure is 685 out of 4334 applications (16%) and in Leitrim …

School Attendance Payment FAQs

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Linking Child Benefit to School Attendance FAQs School attendance up to the age of 16 years is a statutory requirement under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000.  Consequently, all recipients of child benefit are legally required to attend school up to this age.     A number for frequently asked questions regarding my proposals to link child benefit with a  school …