Update on new open prison in Castlerea

In Families, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

QUESTION NO:  151 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter) by Deputy Denis Naughten for WRITTEN on Thursday, 23rd May, 2013. *  To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if prisoners to be accommodated in Harristown house, Castlerea, County Roscommon, are to be allowed to leave the grounds of Castlerea Prison to access the …

Naughten seeks meeting with Prison Service over future of Harristown House

In News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has confirmed that he has sought a meeting with the head of the Irish Prison Service regarding the development of Harristown House in Castlerea as an open prison. “I have sought the meeting with Michael Donnellan, Director General of the Irish Prison Service, to discuss concerns over the proposed development of Harristown House as a low security facility …

Naughten welcomes delivery of industrial broadband to local schools

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the completion this week, of the roll out of industrial strength broadband to every secondary school in the West of Ireland. “As of today, the programme to roll out 100Mbps broadband to schools in the West, Midlands & Border Counties has been completed which will directly benefit every local secondary school pupil” claims Denis Naughten TD. …

Naughten welcomes Minister’s admission that local health services are inadequate

In Health, Roscommon Hospital, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Health Minister James Reilly’s recent admission that investment is needed in local health facilities in County Roscommon following the closure of the Accident and Emergency Department at Roscommon County Hospital has been welcomed by local TD, Denis Naughten. “This is the first public admission by the Minister for Health that there was no forward planning in advance of the closure …

Heritage promotion staff will help develop Roscommon’s tourism package – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the appointment by Roscommon LEADER Partnership of two people to work across County Roscommon on heritage projects, stating that it will be of benefit in developing the heritage tourism. The appointment of Heritage Animators, Sharon Eastwood and Janie Crone will be assist groups and individuals with heritage training or developing project proposals, which will …

Graveside oration for Paddy Concannon given by Denis Naughten

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Last Tuesday week, I witnessed a sight that I never thought would happen, a silent Paddy Concannon, as he lay in his bed in Portiuncula Hospital. It is very difficult to put words together that do justice to a man who had so much to say, all of which was well worth listening to. His encyclopaedic mind was a resource …

Passing of Paddy Concannon marks end of an era ? Naughten

In News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The death of Paddy Concannon this evening has been described as “the end of an era” by local TD Denis Naughten. “It is with great regret that I have learned of the passing of Paddy Concannon, former member of Roscommon County Council and long-time campaigner for the rights of turf cutters,” said Denis Naughten. A farmer from Knockmurray, Castlerea, Paddy …