Extension of Portiuncula Inquiry welcomed – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the extension of the Portiuncula Hospital inquiry to cover concerns raised by parents with regard to births at the hospital prior to 2014. “I believe it is imperative that all issues of concern raised by parents are enquired into as part of this review by Professor James Walker, from the Department of Obstetrics and …

Portiuncula parents must be protected from sinister medical agenda – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has today (Monday) written to Minister Varadkar expressing serious concerns that the parents at the centre of the Portiuncula Hospital inquiry are being dragged into what can only be described as a “sinister medical politics plot”. “The parents at the centre of the Portiuncula Inquiry deserve the truth as to what happened to their babies and any …

Progress on Cloonakilla NS welcome but must be fast tracked – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Jan O’Sullivan that Cloonakilla NS is to proceed through the Department’s planning process to tender stage over the coming weeks. However he has warned that it is imperative that construction starts “as soon as possible”. “While I welcome the progress on the project, it is vital for the pupils, teachers …

Cloonakilla NS announcement welcome but must be fast tracked – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Jan O’Sullivan that Cloonakilla NS is to be included in the school building programme for 2015. “Cloonakilla NS services one of the fastest growing communities in the country and, based on this criteria, it should have been included in the last five year school building programme,” stated Denis Naughten. “Therefore, …

Cloonakilla NS will have to await budget announcement – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Responding to a question from Denis Naughten TD, the Education Minister stated that progress on the Cloonakilla NS project will be dependent on additional funds becoming available on Budget Day. The Minister stated: “Whilst, it is not possible to progress all projects within the Department’s building programme to construction concurrently due to competing demands on my Department’s capital budget, the …

Roscommon without ambulance cover every 3 days – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Roscommon-South Leitrim, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  27th August 2014 Every three days the Roscommon Town ambulance base, which provides emergency cover for the majority of County Roscommon, has been left without any ambulance available to respond to an emergency, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. Deputy Naughten has come into the possession of confidential documents which list 216 incidents/near misses at the Roscommon Town ambulance …

Free water welcome, but it should be safe to drink –Naughten

In South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the fact that the Water Regulator has accepted his argument that families in County Roscommon who cannot drink their water, will not have to pay for it from 1st October, but he has again called for urgent action to be taken to put temporary treatment solutions in place. Since last December, Denis Naughten has argued …

Consultant offered vacant Portiuncula post – Naughten

In Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Wednesday 30th July Confirmation that the HSE has offered the vacant geriatrician role at Portiuncula Hospital to a successful candidate has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD. The position of consultant geriatrician at Portiuncula Hospital first became vacant at the end of March 2013 and it is now over 12 months since the HSE received approval to appoint a replacement …