11 local children leave primary school this month with no place for September – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action from Government to address the crisis situation where 11 local children are set to leave primary school in the next two weeks with no provision made for their secondary education in September. “Despite Minister Josepha Madigan assuring me four weeks ago that these local children would have access to an autism-specific …

Local autism places update

In East Galway, Education, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Last night in Dáil Éireann I raised the failure by the Department of Education to provide secondary school places for 11 local children, and the broader issue of specific classes at primary school level. Watch what I said here:   I had previously raised this specific issue in the Dáil 4 weeks ago with the Minister: https://youtu.be/6FUExmazgO4 Dáil Éireann debate …

Disappointment at lack of student helpline support

In Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The refusal of the HSE to consider establishing a mental health helpline for students sitting State exams has been criticised by Denis Naughten TD and Galway County Councillor Dr. Evelyn Parsons. “The West Regional Health Forum had recommended to the HSE that the National Office of Mental Health and Wellbeing establish a mental health helpline for those sitting State exams …

Children being abandoned on waiting lists in Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Last week I raised the appalling waiting list for local children in the Dáil. This is what I said: There are 436 children awaiting physiotherapy appointments in County Galway, some of whom have been waiting 176 weeks for such appointments. There are 95 children awaiting these appointments in County Roscommon. On speech and language waiting lists, 971 children were awaiting …

Minister considering proposal to prevent sex offenders changing name – Naughten

In Families, News, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Justice that she is considering the need for new legislation following his call for sex offenders to be refused the right to change their name by deed poll. Speaking in the Dáil previously Denis Naughten warned that the key weakness in the Sex Offenders Amendment Bill was that it failed …

Trinity must engage with Government & public on future science gallery – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Trinity College to actively engage with both the Government and the public on its proposed new science gallery model following the gallery’s closure at the end of last month. “Earlier this week the Minister for Further and Higher Education; Research; Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, told me that not only is public funding …

Trinity must engage with Government & public on future science gallery – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Trinity College to actively engage with both the Government and the public on its proposed new science gallery model following the gallery’s closure at the end of last month. “Earlier this week the Minister for Further and Higher Education; Research; Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, told me that not only is public funding …

Record €4m allocated to 54 local sports projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4,050,393 to 54 local sporting organisations across County Roscommon & East Galway stating “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. “This is a historic allocation of funding under the Sports Capital Programme to Roscommon and East Galway and comes on top of …

Students need clarity on Leaving Certificate format

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

In the Dáil earlier tonight I spoke on the need to review the format of this years Leaving Certificate exam. We cannot have a traditional Leaving Certificate because students have gone through two very difficult years during their senior cycle. While I accept that there were problems with last year’s format it is not beyond our imagination to come up …