350k for local sports groups welcome, but disappointing that worthy projects left out – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €348,000 to 10 local sporting organisations but stated that many other sports applications are left without funding, due to a failure to maximise the use of the grant scheme. “48 Roscommon clubs submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport and recreation facilities …

School Attendance Payment FAQs

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Linking Child Benefit to School Attendance FAQs School attendance up to the age of 16 years is a statutory requirement under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000.  Consequently, all recipients of child benefit are legally required to attend school up to this age.     A number for frequently asked questions regarding my proposals to link child benefit with a  school …

Grant delays are forcing students out of college – Naughten

In Education, Young People by Denis Naughten

“Each week students are packing their bags and leaving college due to the on-going delays in processing 3rd level grants” claimed Denis Naughten TD following a meeting with the Union of Students in Ireland. Denis Naughten continued; “I understand that in one particular college five first year students dropped out last week because they had failed to obtain a decision …

Naughten to be briefed by Congressman on US Bill for undocumented Irish

In Business & Jobs, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten is to receive a briefing next week from US Congressman Bruce Morrison on the prospects for a resolution to the issue of the undocumented Irish following the recent election in the United States. Congressman Bruce Morrison has been a long time campaigner on behalf of the undocumented Irish and the need for reform of the …

Naughten Calls for an emergency Education Committee meeting in response to SUSI delays

In Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  In response to the massive delays faced by students applying for higher education grants through the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system, local TD Denis Naughten has written to the Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection to recommend that the committee call an emergency meeting to address this issue as soon as possible. In his …

Education Committee must confront SUSI crisis

In Blog, Education, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Dear Deputy Tuffy, I am writing to request that you, in your capacity as Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection, call an emergency meeting of the Committee to address the current delays faced by students applying to the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system. As I am sure you will agree, over the past number …

Students should apply now for college grant – Naughten

In Roscommon-South Leitrim, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has urged students who plan to start a 3rd college course or PLC course this autumn, not to wait until they receive an offer to apply for a student grant. Denis Naughten explained: “While the closing date for new applicants to apply for the coming college year is the 31st of August, the sooner the application …

Increasing Sports Grant would access €145m hidden fund– Naughten

In Roscommon-South Leitrim, Young People by Denis Naughten

According to figures supplied by Denis Naughten TD, sports clubs are planning to top up grants under the Sports Capital Programme by a massive €145m, which in the current economic climate has potential to deliver a huge job boost to local communities. Naughten explained: “What is really surprising about the figures released from the Sports Minister, is the level of …

Naughten welcomes approval of 6 Summer Work Schemes

In East-Roscommon, Families, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of a further six applications for summer works in local schools, with a total of 14 schools now set to benefit throughout the county. The successful schools on this occasion were Cloonfad NS; Kilmore NS; St. Mary’s NS, Strokestown; Naoimh Eoin, Lecarrow; CBS Roscommon which have been sanctioned for roof works and Castlerea Community …

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, …