Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …

Check your broadband colour code!

In Blog, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Check your broadband colour code! Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Government is committed to ensuring that every household and business in Ireland has access to high quality, high speed broadband of at least 30Mbps.   This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and a State Intervention in those areas where the …

Alternative expansion location for Dublin employers

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

With 2,500 jobs announced in Dublin this week, which will put pressure on housing & office accommodation, other employers looking to expand should look to Irelands Heartlands, which is becoming a more attractive place to live & work. And where employment costs are cheaper. This is something that I’m now taking up directly with the IDA. Dublin employers can cut …

Community Energy Grants for Sports Clubs

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

As Minister for Energy, I worked closely with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to help focus energy supports for sporting clubs. These supports can complement other investment by Government and local communities. Click on the link to find out more EnergySupportsClubsFinal SEAI Community Grants:

What are the jobs of the future?

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

As Leaving Certificate students return to school many of them are beginning to ask this question. The fact is that both Brexit and technology will have a direct impact on the future career paths for many of this years Leaving Certificate students. Recent studies have shown that half of Leaving Certificate students feel unprepared for the CAO form and that …

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Plastic ban

In Blog, Environment, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I’m very pleased to see that my initiative on banning single use plastics has been progressed by Government today. Plastic is destroying our waters, our oceans, our climate and ultimately our health. This ban by Government is a significant step forward in banning single use plastics, outright. Government is now banning single use plastics in all public buildings, including schools. …

A&E Overcrowding, a different perspective

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

It’s time to take a new approach to fixing the overcrowding problem in our emergency departments. Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Is this what we are doing within our health service? The more beds we provide in our hospitals, the more that will be filled. I …

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

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

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 …