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

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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

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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 …

Appointment of child psychologist to be a priority – Minister Naughten

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The recruitment of a child psychologist for County Roscommon is to be treated as a priority by the HSE, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. Minister Naughten had sought approval of the post to address the growing waiting list of children in the county who are unable to access child psychology services. “The vacant position in Primary Care Psychology in …

Minister Naughten confirms funding for new apprenticeships

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Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that €20m in additional funding is to be made available for apprenticeships and traineeships. “This funding will ensure that 13 new apprenticeship schemes are delivered by the end of this year with another 120 apprenticeships and traineeship schemes to come on stream by 2020,” stated Minister Naughten. The Government’s Plan aims to deliver 50,000 …

Music Generation open for new applications – Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed applications are now open for Phase 2 of Music Generation, a pioneering non-mainstream music education programme that creates access to high-quality, subsidised vocal and instrumental tuition for children and young people in their own locality. A total of €3m in funding is available from philanthropic investment by U2 and The Ireland Funds, and Minister …

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New model for special education resources – Naughten

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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 …