Post Offices lead the way with expanded banking and foreign exchange services – Minister Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Foreign exchange is just one service that local post offices are leading the way on, according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. “Many people looking for foreign exchange, particularly at this time of year, traditionally associate it with banks but this is quickly changing as local post offices are expanding their foreign exchange and banking services across the country,” said …

‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ workshop – video

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

The recent discussion workshop in Ballinasloe on ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ brought together representatives of State agencies as well as business and community representatives from the area. The enthusiasm from all those involved about the opportunities we have on the St Brigid’s campus is evident in this video from the day.

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Minister Naughten delighted with positivity of ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ event

In Campaigns, East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten recently held a discussion-based workshop in Ballinasloe as the second phase of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’. The event brought together representatives of State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area. Speaking about the positivity and energy of the event, Minister Naughten said: “This project has been about stimulating debate about …

Parents shouldn’t have been forced to wait years for answers – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has reiterated his belief that parents deserved answers at the time of serious incidents involving their babies at Portiuncula Hospital rather than waiting years for inquiries to be completed. This follows a Dáil debate last week on the publication of the External Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital. “My thoughts remain with the …

Libraries set for a Government backed overhaul – Minister Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that fees for overdue library books are to be scrapped, longer library opening hours are on the way and a universal library membership register will be set up under new plans approved by Cabinet to encourage more people to use their local libraries. These measures are part of a new Government strategy and investment worth …

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Minister Naughten receives reassurances on future of Rosalie Unit

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed reassurances provided by the HSE’s Tony Canavan today in relation to the future of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, following Minister Naughten’s intervention on the issue. Minister Naughten had written to Minister Jim Daly stating that both “Government and HSE policy is clear that the Rosalie Unit has a future which is in all …

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Minister Naughten confirms second phase of project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the project he announced recently – ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ – is now moving on to the second phase, a discussion-based workshop. Minister Naughten recently asked the public to complete a survey on St Brigid’s Hospital aiming to explore potential new uses for the site. “I would like to thank everyone who took the …

Naughten welcomes announcement of 4 additional Gardai for Roscommon-Longford division

In Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Image shows 2 of the 4 additional Gardai – Garda Paul Stuart who will be stationed in Roscommon and Garda Vincent Healy will be stationed in Castlerea with Deputy Commissioner John Twomey.   Local Minister Denis Naughten is welcoming the news that four (4) additional Gardai will be deployed to the Roscommon-Longford division. “The extra Gardai will focus on keeping …

Increased funding for Roscommon-Galway youth clubs to be distributed to small volunteer-led clubs.

In East Galway, Families by Denis Naughten

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that youth clubs in Roscommon-Galway are set to receive €108,725 in Government funding that will help towards improving their facilities and activities. “This funding will mean smaller volunteer-led youth clubs across Roscommon-Galway will be in a position to reach and benefit more young people across the …

Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …