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 …

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Minister Naughten confirms second phase of project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’

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

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the project he announced recently – ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ – is now moving on to the second phase, a discussion-based workshop. Minister Naughten recently asked the public to complete a survey on St Brigid’s Hospital aiming to explore potential new uses for the site. “I would like to thank everyone who took the …

Naughten confirms Emergency Works funding for Galway Schools

In East Galway, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that approval has been granted to Scoil Mhuire, Ballygar & Dunmore Community School to carry out emergency works at both schools The funding will see roof works take place at Scoil Mhuire & gas works in Dunmore and both schools will receive details of their approvals in the coming days. This investment is vital for …

Naughten confirms almost €600,000 for Roscommon to support job & skills training and help those communities who need it most

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

I am pleased to confirm €598,350 has been allocated to Roscommon under the Government’s Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme in 2018. “The funding will support those communities across Roscommon that need it most. It will support and assist, on a practical level, the unemployed and those on low income, people with disabilities and single parent families. Part of the …

Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

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

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …