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New school for Coláiste Chiaráin progressing – Naughten

In Education, Families, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has been informed that the development of a new school on the campus of Coláiste Chiaráin Summerhill Athlone is progressing through the planning and design phase within the Department of Education. This major building is at an advanced stage of architectural planning and will facilitate the new school going to tender. The new school is being designed …

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms children from Roscommon-Galway will benefit from more than €130,000 in government funding to improve childcare after-school services

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

€1.2 million in capital grants for 263 providers nationwide under the‘School Age Childcare Grants’ Scheme Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that children across Roscommon-Galway will benefit from further Government funding to improve existing after-school childcare services. “€1.2 million has been allocated nationally to 263 providers by my Independent Cabinet colleague, Dr. Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and more …

Roscommon to receive €59,000 in further childcare grants. “Funding targeted at services for school-going children”

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

Four Roscommon childcare services are to receive €59,000 to provide extra places for children of school going age, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten. Minister Naughten says it will prepare services for significant changes in childcare starting with extra supports for families in September. A new phase of an awareness campaign has also been launched to inform parents in Roscommon …

Naughten announces significant childcare funding across Roscommon Galway

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

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that up to 70 pre-school childcare providers across Roscommon-Galway have received significant funding to improve facilities and services. “More than €783,000 has been provided by Government to 70 pre-school providers across Roscommon-Galway. The money is available to draw-down immediately and will ensure building and maintenance works and outdoor play areas are improved and enhanced …

Naughten confirms 40 additional Special Needs Assistants for Roscommon-Galway

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

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Cabinet signed off today on the allocation of 975 additional Special Needs Assistants nationwide and up to 40 additional Special Needs Assistants will be provided for schools across the Roscommon-Galway constituency over the period from September to December 2017. “Today Cabinet signed off on a significant increase in the number of additional …

Naughten confirms Government’s plan to deliver more affordable childcare this September

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that childcare will become more affordable from this September for parents across Roscommon-Galway. The Cabinet agreed its plans to make childcare more affordable from September using the additional €19m of childcare funding agreed in Budget 2017. Minister Naughten confirmed that his government colleague the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone secured Cabinet approval for a …

Roscommon-Galway Childcare providers can avail of new funding

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Roscommon-Galway childcare providers can apply for support from a new national €4m fund according to Local Minister Denis Naughten. Minister Naughten says local crèches, community services and other childcare providers can apply for funding for new places, maintenance and outdoor play areas. Individual childcare centres can receive funding of up to €50,000 under the 2017 Early Years Capital Funding Scheme. …

Denis Naughten launches expansion of Schemes to tackle energy poverty

In Energy, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an expansion of Schemes to combat energy poverty and encourages eligible householders across Roscommon and East Galway to apply. March 6th 2017 Speaking at the Energy Action Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference 2017 Minister Naughten said: “Everyone deserves a home they can afford to heat and to …

Prescription charges for medical card holders come into effect Wednesday March 1st

In Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Feb 27th, 2017 Local Cabinet Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the reduction in the prescription charge for medical card holders aged over 70 will come into effect tomorrow March 1st following this morning’s Cabinet meeting to copper-fasten the reduced charges in law that were announced in Budget 2017.  “The change will result in savings from tomorrow for many of …

Local Minister Denis Naughten notes Roscommon and Galway schools in DEIS Plan to tackle educational disadvantage

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

17622F Rural S N Lasair Naofa Arigna Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon 11242L Rural Cloonbonnif N S Castlerea Co. Roscommon 19257S Rural Strabaggan N S Loch Aillinne Cara Droma Ruisg, Co. Roscommon 15027E Rural S N Na Heaglaise Atha Eascrach Beal Atha na Sluagh Co na Gaillimhe Local Minister Denis Naughten has noted the inclusion of three rural schools in …