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New model for special education resources – Naughten

In Education, Posts by Topic 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 …

Naughten confirms improvements to ambulance service in 2017

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the Cabinet has approved an additional allocation of €1m for improvements in the National Ambulance Service in 2017, as part of the overall HSE Service Plan. Also included in the 2017 HSE Service Plan is a commitment to develop protocols for the transport of patients to facilities other than Emergency Departments, which would allow …

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

In Health 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 Health 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 …

Funding for school safety will save lives – Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

The allocation of Government funding to improve road safety within the vicinity of schools in counties Roscommon and Galway will reduce speed and save lives, claims local Minister Denis Naughten. “Over €1/2m has been allocated in Clar funding to Galway and Roscommon County Councils to slow down traffic close to schools around the constituency,” says Denis Naughten. “Ireland has one …

Naughten welcomes grants for primary schools

In Education by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the news that primary schools throughout the area are to benefit from the Minor Works Grant for the 2016/2017 school year, which has been announced today. “This grant means that each school can benefit from €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil to carry out minor works,” …

Naughten welcomes Lottery grant allocations

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of National Lottery grants by the Department of Health, including over €190,000 for groups in Roscommon and Galway. The funding includes €63,982 for the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon for the purchase of ceiling tracking hoists as well as over €5,000 for Glinsk Defibrillator Group to purchase four defibrillators. …

Naughten welcomes €100,000 funding for Castlerea Food Hub

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

An Chistin – the Food Hub in Castlerea – has been allocated €100,000 in REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zone) funding, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed today (Monday). The project will include a fully equipped which will allow individuals to train, develop and manufacture food products without incurring significant start-up costs. It will also serve as a training facility for chefs for …

Naughten encourages applications to Roscommon LEADER

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten is calling on promoters of local projects which can develop tourism, support existing employment or create new jobs to make an application to the local Roscommon LEADER fund. The fund, which is worth €8.8m between now and 2020, will support a range of projects covering areas such as economic development, enterprise development and job creation including rural …

US pre-clearance for freight would benefit region – Minister Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has suggested that pre-clearance facilities, similar to those enjoyed by air travel passengers, should be offered for freight and cargo companies shipping to the Unites States of America and believes the Port of Foynes could benefit from the idea which would significantly benefit the entire region. Minister Naughten recently met with the US Ambassador to Ireland, …