Naughten welcomes approval for Scoil Mhuire Roscommon

In Education, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to approve the construction of permanent classrooms for Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon Town rather than the purchase of a prefab. The building project – amounting to €250,000 in total – has been approved for the school to build three permanent mainstream classrooms and for the …

Approval of 8 summer works schemes

In Families, 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 …

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 …

Investment to address Strokestown, Elphin, Ballyleague water problems welcomed-Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of funding to upgrade the North East Roscommon & Ballyleague water schemes. The investment will address ongoing problems associated with the water supply from Grange Lough and the Ballyleague borehole” said Denis Naughten Furthermore, the project will include the upgrading of the water treatment system at Grange Lough which is currently vulnerable …

Naughten welcomes revamp of disabled permits

In Health, Older People, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed a reform of the disabled driver parking permit scheme which will dramatically reduce the fraudulent use of such permits. The new changes come into law on 1st June and will also increase the size & availability of some disabled parking bays, which will be of benefit to all road users. Not only is the …

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,” …

Local children’s views sought on plan for the future – Naughten

In Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

 Denis Naughten TD has welcomed a survey of local children, seeking their views for the development on a new National Children’s Strategy. The new Children’s Strategy will set out the Governments targets for child services and how they will impact on the day to day lives of local children. While many professionals will have a direct input into the plan, …

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 to fight for new REPS scheme

In Agriculture, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will this week meet with Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to impress upon him the need to open up the AEOS scheme to new applicants. Speaking following a meeting with the IFA last night (Monday) Denis Naughten said: “While it is now clear that the outgoing Government failed to provide the funding needed to open up the scheme to …