Naughten asks Minister to looks at numbers needed to retain teacher

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh TD, to look at the pupil numbers needed to retain teachers in light of the fact that a number of small schools across Roscommon and Galway are set to lose a teacher. Following a meeting this week with representatives of the INTO, Deputy Naughten has sought to have the pupil …

Local youth work service will continue uninterrupted says Minister Zappone

In Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Naughten wants continuity of staff also   Denis Naughten TD has received confirmation from Minister Katherine Zappone that the youth work service provided by Youth Work Ireland in County Roscommon and East Galway will continue uninterrupted over the summer months.   There were concerns raised following the award of a new contract for youth work services in the Galway …

New law considering cooperation on development of Carrick-on-Shannon

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Government is considering the inclusion of the Town of Carrick on Shannon in a new law to ensure there is cooperation between local authorities where a town straddles county boundaries, according to local TD Denis Naughten. “The objective behind the cooperation across the River Shannon is to ensure the coordinated development of Carrick-on-Shannon as a key economic driver of investment …

Naughten welcomes funding for Lake O’Flynn marina

In News, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of funding for the development of a marina at Lake O’Flynn. The marina, which will be developed by Ballinlough Development Association, will include berths for 24 angling boats, a floating jetty, a fishing stand which includes access for those with reduced mobility, a playground, parking and toilet facilities. “I am delighted to …

Consultants interviewed for Roscommon Hospital jobs – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

New medical team will keep older people out of hospital & nursing homes   Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Saolta Hospital Group is in the process of holding interviews for additional consultants at Roscommon Hospital, as a result of the investment he secured for the hospital in Budget 2018. One of the positions is a new full-time …

Site identified for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In East Galway, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Department of Education has selected a site for the construction of a purpose built building for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe.   “The school is currently accommodated in the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre in Creagh and negotiations have now commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site for the construction of …

Historic day as Government approves broadband for rural Ireland – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“Today’s decision by Government to proceed with the National Broadband Plan is one of the defining days in the history of our Country and will be the turning point for the revitalisation of rural Ireland” says Denis Naughten TD “When I entered Government my absolute priority as Minister was to ensure that high-speed broadband was provided to the more than …

Naughten confirms that N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project to tender

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that the N5 road project from Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge has been approved to go to construction by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross T.D. “The project which will cost approximately €200m has now received planning approval and will now move to the tender & construction phase of a 34km of …