Roscommon-Galway Childcare providers can avail of new funding

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Roscommon-Galway childcare providers can apply for support from a new national €4m fund according to Local Minister Denis Naughten. Minister Naughten says local crèches, community services and other childcare providers can apply for funding for new places, maintenance and outdoor play areas. Individual childcare centres can receive funding of up to €50,000 under the 2017 Early Years Capital Funding Scheme. …

Denis Naughten launches expansion of Schemes to tackle energy poverty

In Energy, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an expansion of Schemes to combat energy poverty and encourages eligible householders across Roscommon and East Galway to apply. March 6th 2017 Speaking at the Energy Action Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference 2017 Minister Naughten said: “Everyone deserves a home they can afford to heat and to …

Prescription charges for medical card holders come into effect Wednesday March 1st

In Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Feb 27th, 2017 Local Cabinet Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the reduction in the prescription charge for medical card holders aged over 70 will come into effect tomorrow March 1st following this morning’s Cabinet meeting to copper-fasten the reduced charges in law that were announced in Budget 2017.  “The change will result in savings from tomorrow for many of …

Local Minister Denis Naughten notes Roscommon and Galway schools in DEIS Plan to tackle educational disadvantage

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

17622F Rural S N Lasair Naofa Arigna Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon 11242L Rural Cloonbonnif N S Castlerea Co. Roscommon 19257S Rural Strabaggan N S Loch Aillinne Cara Droma Ruisg, Co. Roscommon 15027E Rural S N Na Heaglaise Atha Eascrach Beal Atha na Sluagh Co na Gaillimhe Local Minister Denis Naughten has noted the inclusion of three rural schools in …

Denis Naughten: I cannot accept that the digital world should go uncensored

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Irish Independent, News Comment by Denis Naughten, 07/02/2017 Stories linking cyber bullying and suicide are sadly more common, but each story never less depressing or chilling writes Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on Internet Safety Day. The connection between the digital world and mental health is one that I am acutely concerned with particularly as a father of four young …

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New model for special education resources – Naughten

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

A new model for the allocation of Special Education Teaching Resources to both primary and secondary schools will be introduced from September, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. This new model will be a fairer and better way to allocate resources to support children with Special Educational Needs and will include an additional 900 teaching posts. “As a result up …

Palliative care funding will allow children to spend last Christmas at home – Naughten

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Confirmation of a children’s palliative care outreach nurse service in the 2017 HSE Service Plan will ensure many children with a terminal illness will be able to spend their last Christmas at home surrounded by family, states Minister Denis Naughten. Additional funding is also to be provided for specialist paediatric palliative care in acute hospital settings which will improve the …

Naughten welcomes Cabinet approval for medical cards for sick children

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Cabinet has approved the allocation of medical cards for all children who qualify for Domiciliary Care Allowance, as well as a reduction in the prescription charge for medical card holders aged over 70.  “This is a welcome decision to give medical cards to all children who qualify for Domiciliary Care Allowance. The new …

Relocation scheme for flooded homes welcome – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a relocation scheme for homes affected by last year’s severe flooding has been warmly welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. “This scheme is something I have been working on since the flooding last winter which had such a devastating effect on a number of homes,” stated Minister Naughten. “I am delighted that €2m has now been secured …

Minister welcomes social housing units for Roscommon

In Families, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 53 social housing units which are to be delivered in Roscommon Town through a new Public Private Partnership programme. The units will be developed at The Walk in Roscommon Town in conjunction with the local authority. “There is an ongoing shortage of social housing in Roscommon and these units will help to …