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, …

Naughten disappointed with HSE comments following robust mental health meeting

In Health by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has sought a detailed statement from the HSE following last Friday’s meeting on the future of the mental health services in County Roscommon. While the meeting was “robust” and Mr. Tony Canavan, who heads up the local health services, was “left in no doubt about the local feelings with regard to the HSE actions”; there was agreement …

Naughten encourages older people to apply for Fuel Allowance

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging older people to apply for the Fuel Allowance, as the new fuel allowance season gets underway in advance of the winter. “The Fuel Allowance scheme is designed to assist pensioners and other very low income households to meet the cost of their heating needs during the winter season,” explained Minister Naughten. “I would encourage …

Budget 2017 delivers on local jobs – Minister Naughten

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Budget 2017 fairly distributes the limited resources that are available and will ensure that both existing and new jobs are supported, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. Outlining the importance of the role of broadband in supporting these jobs, Minister Naughten said: “As part of the National Broadband Plan homes in rural areas will have access to 1,000 megabytes per …

Minister Naughten meets with local nursing representatives

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten met with a group of INMO nurses from Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon, outside Leinster House this week, along with INMO General Secretary Liam Doran. The INMO, SIPTU and members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) were staging a protest seeking the restoration of incremental credit for nurses and midwives who graduated between 2011 and 2015. Minister …

Minister Naughten launches schools education campaign in Castlerea

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Pictured at the launch of the Bin It! workshops is Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten with pupils from Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon A nationwide school campaign – Bin IT! – aimed at educating and raising student awareness of littering was launched by local Minster Denis Naughten in Castlerea Community School today. Bin It! features …