Statement by Denis Naughten TD on the threat to jobs at Lund, Athlone

In Business & Jobs, Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

On foot of contact from staff in the company concerned, I’ve been in direct communication with the office of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton. I understand that there are very serious challenges facing the company and its workforce. I’ve been informed that the IDA have engaged directly with Lund Precision Products Ltd and have scheduled …

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 …

Vote to support Portiuncula – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local people to support the retention of both emergency and maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital in the forthcoming general election. Denis Naughten is the only candidate who publicly defended both the maternity and mental health services in Ballinasloe when management wanted to shut them down. He referred to the review of maternity services at the …

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 …

Naughten works with Tidy Towns on election posters

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has agreed with local Tidy Towns committees that the centre of towns and villages should be kept free of election posters. “The local Tidy Towns committees carry out great work on a voluntary basis and I am delighted to work with the organisations that have approached me by keeping these areas free of election posters,” stated Denis Naughten. …

Naughten has delivered already for North East Galway

In East Galway by Denis Naughten

Independent General Election Candidate Denis Naughten has welcomed the relocation of the Westdoc out of hours GP service to Tuam stating that it will improve the response times for access to a GP between midnight and 8 am. Until recently this service operated from Knock, Co. Mayo, but this service is now based in Tuam in order to provide a …

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 …

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Naughten welcomes local road safety works

In Featured, Local Issues, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to improve road safety and reduce the number of accidents at six dangerous locations in County Roscommon. Works are about to commence on realignment and improved traffic calming at the cross roads in Frenchpark Village, which was again the location of a recent serious accident. The works will initially be …