€64,000 for Roscommon Community Service Groups – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has acknowledged the allocation of €64,000 for local community groups to help deal with the cost of increases to the minimum wage but has called for an urgent review of the full cost of running these valuable community companies.   “Minister Michael Ring has allocated €64,000 to 13 local organisations to help them alleviate the financial …

Naughten welcomes appointment of contractor for Coláiste Chiaráin

In Education, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the appointment of a contractor to build the new second level school, Coláiste Chiaráin, at Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. The Department of Education has now appointed JJ Rhatigan for what is a major building project which will see a completely new school designed to cater for up to 1,000 pupils from south Roscommon and …

Just 1 in 8 local children with hearing misdiagnosis sought additional school support – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed surprise that just 1 in 8 children who had their hearing loss misdiagnosed by the HSE in Roscommon and Mayo have applied to the Department of Education for additional resource support in school. Denis Naughten was speaking following a meeting between the parents and the HSE as well as other Government agencies recently where …

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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Minister Naughten delighted with positivity of ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ event

In Business & Jobs, Campaigns, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten recently held a discussion-based workshop in Ballinasloe as the second phase of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’. The event brought together representatives of State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area. Speaking about the positivity and energy of the event, Minister Naughten said: “This project has been about stimulating debate about …

Libraries set for a Government backed overhaul – Minister Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that fees for overdue library books are to be scrapped, longer library opening hours are on the way and a universal library membership register will be set up under new plans approved by Cabinet to encourage more people to use their local libraries. These measures are part of a new Government strategy and investment worth …

Naughten welcomes start of design work on AIT and GMIT new buildings

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Strong focus on STEM, including ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences, will drive regional growth Minister Denis Naughten is very pleased to welcome the appointment of design teams to Athlone Institute of Technology and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology for the construction of new STEM facilities. The design teams of architects and engineers will now bring the projects through the initial design …