€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 …

Naughten welcomes Barnardos acknowledgement that court is not best way to encourage school attendance

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

We need new ways to secure children’s education.    Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the acknowledgement by Barnardos that the current legal system – which drags the parents of up to 200 children who miss over a month of school without any reason through the courts – needs to be reformed.  Each year the parents of 800 children who have missed more than …

Nearly €1m for 31 local sports projects – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €930,751 to 31 local sporting organisations in Roscommon & East Galway stating that “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. Among the Roscommon allocations is €73,377 for Elphin GAA club, €55,832 for St Aidan’s GAA Football Club, €52,779 for St Dominic’s Park …

Naughten tells Dáil, pause must be pressed on planned demolition of Shannonbridge & Lanesboro power stations

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Video, Young People by Denis Naughten

Before any decision is made on the future of the power plants themselves we must fully evaluate the possibility & potential of operating our current peat powered plants with 100% biomass. If the plants were supplied by 100% local biomass crops which facilitated a move away from beef production; it would reduce agricultural emissions by 600k tonnes of carbon each …

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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 …

Local youth work service will continue uninterrupted says Minister Zappone

In Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Naughten wants continuity of staff also   Denis Naughten TD has received confirmation from Minister Katherine Zappone that the youth work service provided by Youth Work Ireland in County Roscommon and East Galway will continue uninterrupted over the summer months.   There were concerns raised following the award of a new contract for youth work services in the Galway …

Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …

Taoiseach to coordinate support for children with hearing misdiagnosis – Naughten

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the commitment by An Taoiseach that his office will coordinate the supports provided by Government Departments to 106 children and young adults involved in the failings associated with their HSE hearing assessments. The Taoiseach was responding to a call by Denis Naughten for greater education supports for those effected to ensure that they …

€128,497 for Galway & Roscommon youth clubs – Naughten

In News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €128,497 for small volunteer youth clubs in Counties Roscommon and Galway under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. “The funding allocated by my colleague Minister Katherine Zappone is an increase on last year’s allocation and will provide small volunteer-led youth clubs in Galway and Roscommon with greater capacity to reach more …

€455k for Roscommon & Galway Sports Partnerships – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €211,470 to Roscommon Sports Partnership and €243,346 to the Galway Sports Partnership to develop sporting programmes and increase participation in sporting activity across both Counties.   Denis Naughten said that “both Sports Partnerships have each received an allocation of €8,400 for Women in Sport programmes. This will fund sport and physical …