Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms children from Roscommon-Galway will benefit from more than €130,000 in government funding to improve childcare after-school services

In Education by Denis Naughten

€1.2 million in capital grants for 263 providers nationwide under the‘School Age Childcare Grants’ Scheme Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that children across Roscommon-Galway will benefit from further Government funding to improve existing after-school childcare services. “€1.2 million has been allocated nationally to 263 providers by my Independent Cabinet colleague, Dr. Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and more …

Naughten warns of ‘phishing’ scam involving fraudulent emails and texts claiming to be from Revenue Commissioners

In News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is warning people in Roscommon-Galway to be alert and extra vigilant in light of news in the last 24 hours of a scam involving fraudulent emails and texts purporting to come from the Revenue Commissioners.   “The cyber criminals behind this scam are claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioners to attempt to take …

Minister Denis Naughten announces almost €20,000 for small environmental projects in Roscommon

In Local Issues by Denis Naughten

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Under this Scheme Minister Denis Naughten approved an allocation of almost €20,000 for small scale environmental projects at local level across Roscommon.  A total nationwide funding of €460,000 to this year’s scheme was allocated by Minister Naughten, which is an increase of 15% on funding …

Roscommon to receive €59,000 in further childcare grants. “Funding targeted at services for school-going children”

In Young People by Denis Naughten

Four Roscommon childcare services are to receive €59,000 to provide extra places for children of school going age, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten. Minister Naughten says it will prepare services for significant changes in childcare starting with extra supports for families in September. A new phase of an awareness campaign has also been launched to inform parents in Roscommon …

Free Alarm scheme to keep local older people safe. Local community groups invited to join Senior Alert Scheme

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Local community groups are being encouraged by local Minister Denis Naughten to take part in a Scheme which offers free personal alarms to older people. The Senior Alert Scheme (SAS) operates in partnership with voluntary groups and could make a real difference in Roscommon-Galway where there is a strong community spirit, stated Minister Naughten. The objective of the Seniors Alert …

Minister Naughten raises concerns over mental health review delays

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that he has raised his concerns at Cabinet over ongoing delays surrounding the publication of the review of the Roscommon Mental Health Services. This follows news that the publication of the review has once again been delayed and is now not expected to be made available to relevant stakeholders until the end of August. …

Naughten announces significant childcare funding across Roscommon Galway

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that up to 70 pre-school childcare providers across Roscommon-Galway have received significant funding to improve facilities and services. “More than €783,000 has been provided by Government to 70 pre-school providers across Roscommon-Galway. The money is available to draw-down immediately and will ensure building and maintenance works and outdoor play areas are improved and enhanced …

Naughten confirms 40 additional Special Needs Assistants for Roscommon-Galway

In Education, Featured by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Cabinet signed off today on the allocation of 975 additional Special Needs Assistants nationwide and up to 40 additional Special Needs Assistants will be provided for schools across the Roscommon-Galway constituency over the period from September to December 2017. “Today Cabinet signed off on a significant increase in the number of additional …

Naughten allocates €19,000 to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Roscommon

In News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an allocation of €19,000 to tackle graffiti, dog fouling and litter in Roscommon.  This is an increase of €4,000 on last year’s allocation for the county. Nationwide Minister Naughten is making available a total of €884,000 to 31 Local Authorities under the 2017 Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant …

Roscommon RIDC receives €54,000 dormant accounts funding – Naughten

In Featured by Denis Naughten

The allocation of €54,000 to Roscommon Integrated Development Company from the Dormant Accounts Fund has been welcomed by Minister Denis Naughten. “This forms part of an allocation of funding to social enterprises that provide services to, or employment opportunities for, those who may be disadvantaged,” stated Minister Naughten. “Organisations such as RIDC play a vital role in tackling rural isolation …