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

In Families, Featured, Health, Posts by Topic 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, Featured, Posts by Topic 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. …

Good for Climate, fair for Ireland – EU Council agreement

In Energy, Environment, Featured by Denis Naughten

The agreement reached which was reached today in Luxembourg between European Environment Ministers is a fair deal for Ireland, and a good deal for climate. I believe that the overall agreement reached means that a 40% committed reduction will be a reduction across the EU, in real terms. But importantly, the agreement also takes into account the practical ability for …

Cabinet to discuss Athlone boundary proposals

In Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that a report on local government, including consideration of the Athlone Boundary Report, will be presented to Cabinet in the coming weeks. “I have been working closely with the Minister responsible for this plan, John Paul Phelan TD, and I am confident that this will provide clarity once and for all to the Athlone boundary …

New energy company enters Irish market is good news for consumers – Minister Denis Naughten

In Energy, Featured, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

The entry of global energy company Just Energy into the Irish energy market has been welcomed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten who says ‘it is good news for consumers and a good time to switch.’ “Just Energy is an international energy company and its entry onto the Irish energy market is good news for consumers.  …

Lakelands to be promoted as international tourism destination – Naughten

In Featured, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Experience Lakelands brand to be promoted like Wild Atlantic Way Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed funding has been allocated for the development of a Lakelands tourism brand to promote the midlands counties to both national and international tourists. “The development of a tourism brand for the Lakelands will be part of a €33m investment in new tourism products, which delivers …

Major success for Naughten as he confirms MAU hours to be extended at Roscommon Hospital

In Featured, Health by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has announced the extension of opening hours at the Medical Assessment Unit at Roscommon Hospital in a move that will see increased numbers of patients treated at the hospital while also relieving pressure on surrounding A&E departments. The MAU currently opens from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and Minister Naughten had committed to securing the extended …

Over €750,000 approved for Roscommon-East Galway under Town & Village renewal scheme

In East Galway, Featured, Infrastructure, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that nine projects in Roscommon & East Galway have been awarded funding totalling over €750,000 under the Government’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme. This includes projects in Elphin, Castlerea, Boyle, Monksland, Portrun, Ballyleague, Ballyfarnon, Ballygar & Ballinasloe. The scheme is specifically targeted at improving facilities and enhancing the quality of life in rural towns …

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

In Featured, Health 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 …