€36k allocated to Tisrara Community Centre – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Funding of €36,000 has been allocated to Tisrara Community Centre in Four Roads, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The funding, which has been allocated under the Targeted Community Infrastructure Needs measure of the CLÁR programme, will be used for the refurbishment of the kitchen and training room. “This funding is the first step in enhancing training opportunities for the …

Fisheries monitoring Castleplunkett turlough – Naughten

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland have supervised the removal of dead fish from the turlough in Castleplunkett, following local concerns over water contamination. This follows the news that the fish were discovered at the site of the turlough after waters receded. “I have been in contact with my officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland and …

Minister welcomes social housing units for Roscommon

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 53 social housing units which are to be delivered in Roscommon Town through a new Public Private Partnership programme. The units will be developed at The Walk in Roscommon Town in conjunction with the local authority. “There is an ongoing shortage of social housing in Roscommon and these units will help to …

Investment in sewer network could have implications for local flooding – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought urgent clarification from Irish Water on the impact of the sewer upgrade on localised flooding in Roscommon Town. Irish Water has announced an investment of €2.9m in the wastewater infrastructure in Roscommon Town, which will see surface water that currently goes into the sewer network, diverted into local drains and streams. “While the level …

Naughten disappointed at removal of maternity outreach clinic

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Independent election candidate Denis Naughten has expressed his disappointment at the removal of maternity outreach services from Roscommon Town. The weekly outreach maternity clinic had been operated by Portiuncula Hospital from the Primary Care Centre in Roscommon Town where expectant mothers could avail of all their antenatal requirements, from booking to delivery. However, news broke recently that this service was …

Jigsaw closure puts young people at serious risk – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked the HSE to meet with Headstrong to try to find an interim solution to allow the Jigsaw service to continue to operate from the start of next month. He described the suspension of the Jigsaw service for young people as “a serious blow for mental health services in County Roscommon and one which must be reversed …

Roscommon Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre must treat more patients – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Health and the Saolta Hospital Group to expand the services currently available at Roscommon Hospital to cater for more patients who need to see a doctor urgently. “Things have gone so bad in many of the major A&E departments that patients, particularly older people, are postponing getting medical treatment until their GP …

Westdoc service returned – Naughten

In Featured, Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon Galway Independent election candidate Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by Westdoc to stop Roscommon Town based doctors travelling 70km to cover the Loughrea and Craughwell areas of Co. Galway. As a direct result of the objections raised by Denis Naughten, the out of hours GP service has decided to leave the Roscommon Town based doctor, who provides cover …

Roscommon Town ambulance service to be slashed – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Roscommon to lose its A&E ambulances from 1st February The Roscommon Town ambulance service is to be slashed from 1st February next following confirmation that an ambulance from Roscommon Town is to be relocated to Loughglynn. This will see the Roscommon base lose a third of its ambulances during the day and half of its ambulance coverage at night. “The …