First 7 Roscommon Schools under threat of losing teacher named – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A further 30 under threat over next 18 months A total of seven schools in County Roscommon are under threat of losing a teacher this September in the first of three rounds of cuts to the pupil teacher ratio, local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted this week. “The Roscommon schools that have been named as potentially losing a teacher this …

Scandal as 1,000 Roscommon children on eye test waiting list – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

It has emerged that almost 1,000 children in County Roscommon are currently awaiting eye tests, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. Figures released to Denis Naughten by the HSE this week show that at present 783 children are on the ophthalmic services waiting list for the Roscommon Town clinic while a further 164 are awaiting ophthalmic services at the Boyle …

The most recent replies received by Denis Naughten TD on the impact of education cuts on Rural Schools 14th March 2012

In Families by Denis Naughten

Uimhir:201 Ceist Pharlaiminte Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will list the schools in County Roscommon and County Leitrim which are set to lose a teacher next September due to the revised pupil teacher ratio for rural schools; if he will amend the …

Cloonakilla NS dropped from school extension list – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will question the Minister for Education in the Dáil seeking an explanation as to why Cloonakilla NS has been dropped from the school building programme for the next five years. “Cloonakilla is located on the edge of Monksland/Bealnamullia in one of the most rapidly growing areas in the midlands, an area which has seen every other …

Roscommon childcare report improving services for local children – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a briefing presented to him by Children’s Minister, Frances Fitzgerald TD, on the steps being taken as a result of the recommendations contained in the report on the Roscommon childcare case. “On foot of the report an audit of childcare cases identified that in one in four neglect cases in County Roscommon, children were …

39 Roscommon schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of 25 schools throughout County Roscommon could be set to lose a teacher under changes introduced by the Minister for Education within the next two school years, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. This projection is based on an analysis by Denis Naughten of local school enrolment figures for the year 2010/11, which if replicated in the current …

15 Leitrim schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of eight schools throughout County Leitrim are set to lose a teacher within the next two school years if the 2010/11 enrolment figures are replicated in the current school year, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. In addition, a further seven schools will also lose a teacher if their overall pupil numbers drop by five pupils between September …

Quinn school climb-down must include rural schools – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to back down on plans to reduce supports for DEIS schools but has also called on him to take a similar approach to plans to cut supports to small rural schools. “By 2013 rural schools will need 20 pupils to retain two teachers, 56 pupils to retain …

Naughten warns parents to check for toxic chemicals face paints

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has urged parents to check for toxic ingredients in face paints before using them on children this Halloween. “While we will all be warned of the risks of allowing children to go near fireworks, many parents are unaware that they may be painting toxic chemicals such as lead on to their children’s faces before they go …