Rethink needed on “supervised playgrounds”

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Today I have asked the Government to reconisder its advice on the opening of “supervised playgrounds”. As parents we all know that supervised playgrounds simply do not exist except perhaps in attractions where an entrance fee is paid, which is beyond the reach of many people at present and which also cannot be attended on a regular basis.   We …

Covid supports must not be paid to accommodation providers who refuse student refunds – Naughten

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

Limerick University should have public funding stopped until it refunds its students Denis Naughten has called on the Government to ensure that no student accommodation provider should be able to avail of financial support from the State if it has not refunded students forced to leave college early due to Covid-19. “This is not just private providers of accommodation because …

UL remains only university accommodation that has not refunded students

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Universities and private accommodation providers MUST refund those forced to leave college due to Covid-19   The Minister for Education has confirmed that the University of Limerick remains the only University in the country that has refused to refund students who were forced to leave their accommodation due to Covid-19, says Denis Naughten TD. “In recent weeks I have been …

Postponement of the Leaving Cert

In Blog, Young People by Denis Naughten

Leaving Certificate students who do not accept their calculated grades can appeal them. We were told at a briefing with the Department of Education that they will also have the chance to sit one or all of the exams in November & get a revised higher grade or hold their existing grade. While this will be too late to get …

€17k to improve local playgrounds – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €17,247 from Minister Katherine Zappone to upgrade four local playgrounds in Ballinasloe, Ballyforan, Lecarrow and Monksland. “The funding, which has been provided to Galway & Roscommon County Councils, is to upgrade existing playgrounds which require investment and will be a welcome amenity for local children as the Covid-19 restrictions are …

Student accommodation providers MUST refund those forced to leave college due to Covid-19

In Blog, Young People by Denis Naughten

In recent weeks I have been contacted by several students raising concerns that places like UL Campus Living in Limerick and several private providers of student accommodation in Galway will not refund rent for accommodation they have been forced to leave due to Covid-19.   There are numerous reasons given for refusing to provide refunds but the fact is this …

Need help or wish to offer help duing Covid 19 Crisis?

In Blog, Disability, Families, Older People, Uncategorized, Young People by Denis Naughten

As part of the Government response to the COVID-19 crisis, Roscommon & Galway County Councils have established a COVID-19 Community Call Forum. The forum works with State agencies and community and voluntary groups to provide supports or services to any vulnerable person who needs them. The forum brings together different organisations to provide important services like: collection and delivery of essential items like …

Naughten welcomes funding for Convent grounds in Roscommon Town

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €136,484 to begin the process of redeveloping the Convent grounds in Roscommon Town. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by Roscommon County Council in cooperation with the trustees of the sports complex and grounds which will see the redevelopment of lands to facilitate many sporting organisations throughout County Roscommon. “While we …

€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 …