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 …

Grant delays are forcing students out of college – Naughten

In Education, Young People by Denis Naughten

“Each week students are packing their bags and leaving college due to the on-going delays in processing 3rd level grants” claimed Denis Naughten TD following a meeting with the Union of Students in Ireland. Denis Naughten continued; “I understand that in one particular college five first year students dropped out last week because they had failed to obtain a decision …

Naughten Calls for an emergency Education Committee meeting in response to SUSI delays

In Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  In response to the massive delays faced by students applying for higher education grants through the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system, local TD Denis Naughten has written to the Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection to recommend that the committee call an emergency meeting to address this issue as soon as possible. In his …

Education Committee must confront SUSI crisis

In Blog, Education, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Dear Deputy Tuffy, I am writing to request that you, in your capacity as Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection, call an emergency meeting of the Committee to address the current delays faced by students applying to the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system. As I am sure you will agree, over the past number …

Early Childhood Care and Education Graduation

In Blog, Education by Denis Naughten

  This week I was delighted to speak at the graduation of the Early Childhood Care and Education course of St. Josephs College, Summerhill, Athlone. Here is what was said:   Firstly, I would like to thank Principal Liam Nally and Course Co-ordinator  Bernie Murray for inviting me to address graduates this afternoon. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate each and …

Naughten welcomes delivery of industrial broadband to local schools

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the completion this week, of the roll out of industrial strength broadband to every secondary school in the West of Ireland. “As of today, the programme to roll out 100Mbps broadband to schools in the West, Midlands & Border Counties has been completed which will directly benefit every local secondary school pupil” claims Denis Naughten TD. …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …

Naughten welcomes approval for Scoil Mhuire Roscommon

In Education, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to approve the construction of permanent classrooms for Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon Town rather than the purchase of a prefab. The building project – amounting to €250,000 in total – has been approved for the school to build three permanent mainstream classrooms and for the …

No plans to close rural schools – Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

The Fine Gael/Labour Government has no plans to close small rural schools, claims local TD Denis Naughten. I have raised this matter directly with Minister for Education Ruari Quinn TD, pointing out that this would have a serious impact on small rural communities especially in counties like Leitrim and Roscommon. Both the Taoiseach and Minister Quinn have made it clear …

Funding for Granlahan NS welcomed

In Education, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Education that he has approved an Emergency Works Grant application for Granlahan NS, Co. Roscommon. “I would like to commend the principal & board of management of the school for putting a compelling case to the Department of Education for the funding to repair the roof at the school,” …