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

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

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 …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new financial measures to support broadcasting in Ireland and quality journalism

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has today announced new financial measures that will support local radio and quality journalism across the country. The Minister made his announcement as he launched the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s strategy statement which sets out its planned work for the next three years (2017-2019). Speaking …

Local Minister Denis Naughten notes Roscommon and Galway schools in DEIS Plan to tackle educational disadvantage

In Education, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

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 …

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms Roscommon Arts Centre set to receive €276,615 to improve wheelchair accessibility

In Featured, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Roscommon Arts Centre is set to receive capital funding of €276,615 as part of more than €9 million in capital funding for arts and culture centres across the country which are being announced this morning by his Cabinet colleague the Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys. A total of 56 cultural organisations …

Denis Naughten: I cannot accept that the digital world should go uncensored

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Irish Independent, News Comment by Denis Naughten, 07/02/2017 Stories linking cyber bullying and suicide are sadly more common, but each story never less depressing or chilling writes Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on Internet Safety Day. The connection between the digital world and mental health is one that I am acutely concerned with particularly as a father of four young …

Roam like at Home is one step closer – Minister Denis Naughten

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Local Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that an end to exorbitant mobile phone roaming charges in the EU is one step closer following a deal between the European Commission, Council and Parliament on the EU Wholesale Roaming Regulation. The agreement, which determines the maximum price at which EU mobile operators may buy and sell Voice, SMS and …

Appointment of child psychologist to be a priority – Minister Naughten

In Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

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

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

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

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

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 …