No plans to close rural schools – Naughten

In Education, Roscommon-South Leitrim 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,” …

Approval of 8 summer works schemes for local schools welcome -Naughten

In Education, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of eight applications for summer works in local schools but pointed out that it was disappointing funding was not available to fund other important applications in the county. “I want to welcome the allocation of funding to the eight schools, namely St Bridget’s NS, Four Mile House; Naomh Micheal & Padraig, Cootehall; St. Ciaran’s …

Submission on possible closure of small schools

In Education by Denis Naughten

Dear Minister Quinn, I wish to make the following submission in support of small rural schools in Counties Roscommon & Leitrim, including those listed below. I would be opposed to the blanket closure of small schools, which I believe are the focal point of many communities. Such a policy would disproportionately affect Counties Roscommon & Leitrim because both counties have …

Naughten welcome progress on Bealnamullia school

In Education, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Design team sought for 16 Class room school at Cloonakilla NS Progress on the development of a new 16 classroom school at Cloonakilla NS, Bealnamullia has been welcomed by Denis Naughten. Tenders have been sought for the appointment of a design team for the new school to be located on a two acre site beside the existing school. The closing …