Naughten secures Dáil debate on school re-opening

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate on the re-opening of schools in September. “We must do everything possible to ensure that schools can fully re-open in September and parents need clarity on this issue,” stated Denis Naughten, who this afternoon secured the support of the Business Committee to schedule time for a Dáil debate on the issue next Wednesday …

Naughten to seek urgent debate on school re-opening

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten is to seek an urgent Dáil debate on the re-opening of schools in September. “We must do everything possible to ensure that schools can fully re-open in September and parents need clarity on this issue,” stated Denis Naughten, who will today (Tuesday) ask the Business Committee to schedule time for a Dáil debate on the issue. “Many …

July provision for disabled children disappointing – Naughten

In Disability, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has said he is “deeply disappointed” with the response he has received from the Minister for Education who has decided not to provide the July provision that would normally have been made available to some children with a disability.    “While the Minister is planning to put some supports in place, this will fall short of …

Covid supports must not be paid to accommodation providers who refuse student refunds – Naughten

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

Limerick University should have public funding stopped until it refunds its students Denis Naughten has called on the Government to ensure that no student accommodation provider should be able to avail of financial support from the State if it has not refunded students forced to leave college early due to Covid-19. “This is not just private providers of accommodation because …

€2.2m fund for local groups and individuals – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €2.2m in funding for 2020 for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Government’s primary social inclusion intervention. Under the 2020 allocation County Roscommon is to receive €616,000 and County Galway is to receive €1.65m, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund, and supports unemployed people, people …

Discussions on new site for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, News, South Roscommon, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe have fallen through but that the Department of Education is now engaging with another landowner on the purchase of a site. “We had received positive news last May that negotiations had commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site …

€82k for local sensory gardens – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €82,302 for the development of three sensory gardens in Roscommon/Galway. Lawrencetown Community Development has secured €13,943, Kilronan Community Playschool has secured €23,800 and Keadue Sportsfield has received €44,559 in funding for sensory gardens from Minister Michael Ring. These sensory gardens are designed to stimulate the senses and can be of particular benefit …

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€240,000 for local school & play area projects – Naughten

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

Funding will save lives on our roads   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €240,270 for 9 school safety and play area projects across County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme 2019.   “This funding, provided by Minister Michael Ring will provide greatly improved playing facilities for children in Castlerea Demesne and Clooneyquinn National School”.   “It will …

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 …

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 …