€145,000 in Government funding for 13 Roscommon childcare providers

In Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten can confirm that 13 childcare providers across Roscommon have received capital funding of €145,797 to create more places, improve outdoor play areas and undertake important maintenance and repair work. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a total national allocation of €6.87 million in capital funding for providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare this summer. Announcing …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new Radon Testing for homes in high risk areas

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced that approximately 1,400 homes in the West and Mid-West of the country will be tested for radon levels and from today (30th April) those householders will be contacted by the Environmental Protection Agency inviting them to take part in the test. Minister Naughten is providing €70,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake …

Minister Denis Naughten announces grants for Heat Pumps are now available from today

In Energy, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is today encouraging homeowners across Roscommon-Galway to apply for grants for the installation of heat pumps. Grants of up to €3,500 are available and applications are now open. “Ireland ranks among the highest in the EU for carbon emissions from homes. Switching to renewable heating options like heat pumps will …

Increased funding for Roscommon-Galway youth clubs to be distributed to small volunteer-led clubs.

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

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that youth clubs in Roscommon-Galway are set to receive €108,725 in Government funding that will help towards improving their facilities and activities. “This funding will mean smaller volunteer-led youth clubs across Roscommon-Galway will be in a position to reach and benefit more young people across the …

Local childcare can apply to €6.8 million fund Extra places, play areas and maintenance grants available Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD

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

Local childcare centres across Roscommon-Galway can now apply for Government funding for extra spaces, new play areas and to carry out maintenance work, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten TD. Applications for the capital grants open today (12th February 2018) for childcare and school age services. I am pleased to confirm that €6.8 million is being made available by the …

Naughten confirms Cabinet approval to extend maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the Government has this morning (Tuesday) approved an extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies. The Government approved the measures at its weekly Cabinet meeting as part of discussions on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. “This means a mother of a premature baby is entitled to receive an extra …

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Have you a view on childcare costs? The Government wants to hear from you

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Parents, crèches and those with an interest in childcare services across Roscommon-Galway are being invited to take part in an independent review of childcare costs, according to Minister Denis Naughten TD. The Review of the Costs of Providing Quality Childcare is being conducted by independent experts following a commitment as part of the negotiations on the formation of the Government. …

Naughten confirms Government extends maternity benefit to mothers of pre-mature babies

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms the Government is extending maternity leave and benefit to mothers of pre-mature babies. Under the plan a mother would be entitled to receive an extra period of maternity leave and benefit in addition to the current statutory 26 weeks of paid maternity leave. “The extended period of benefit would be equivalent to the duration between …

Fair Deal changes for family businesses & farm families – a progressive step

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, News by Denis Naughten

The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal Nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families has been described as “a progressive step” by Minister Denis Naughten. “This will save jobs in small businesses and maintain the viability of commercial farms while also ensuring the best possible care for those in nursing …

Local Minister Denis Naughten urges students from schools across Roscommon-Galway to become School Digital Champions

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Applications are now open for the School Digital Champion Programme Applications are now open for second level students across the country to become School Digital Champions. As part of the Government’s strategy to increase the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment the School Digital Champion Programme is an innovative initiative to encourage and support students and schools to …