Naughten welcomes revision of targets for Roscommon Urgent Care Centre

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the row back by management of the Galway/Roscommon University Hospitals Group on its activity targets for the urgent care centre and medical assessment unit at Roscommon County Hospital. “Last week I disclosed the fact that inadequate provision had been made by the management of the hospital group for increased numbers to be treated at …

Revised A&E Portiuncula targets welcome – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the climb down by management of the Galway/Roscommon University Hospitals Group on its activity targets for the emergency department at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. This will ensure the figures now take into account the impact of the increase in patient numbers following the closure of Roscommon A&E department. “Last week I disclosed the fact that …

Cloonakilla NS dropped from school extension list – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will question the Minister for Education in the Dáil seeking an explanation as to why Cloonakilla NS has been dropped from the school building programme for the next five years. “Cloonakilla is located on the edge of Monksland/Bealnamullia in one of the most rapidly growing areas in the midlands, an area which has seen every other …

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 …

Successful visit by Ghana Agriculture Chairman to County Roscommon

In Agriculture, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Chairman of the Parliament of Ghana’s Agriculture Committee completed an impressive visit to County Roscommon last week, hosted by local TD Denis Naughten. The delegation of Dr. Ahmed Alhassan Yakubu MP, Chairman of Ghana’s Agriculture Committee, and Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea MP, visited Roscommon to get a flavour of Irish farming, farm practice and the work that the LEADER …

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 …

Over 1,150 military personnel to be based in Custume Barracks – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Custume Barracks biggest employer in Athlone Over 1,150 military personnel will be based in Custume Barracks, Athlone, following the closure of barracks in Cavan and Mullingar, Denis Naughten TD has been informed. At present 902 military personnel and 35 civilians are based in Custume Barracks, figures that will rise to 1,161 military personnel and 54 civilians once the closures have …

County Roscommon furthest away from A&E

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

People living in County Roscommon are now further away from a fully functioning A&E than those living in any other county according to an analysis by NUI Maynooth’s National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. Responding to the analysis, local TD Denis Naughten said this analysis clearly shows how important the A&E at Roscommon Hospital was to the people of …

HIQA seeking details of ambulance problems locally – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Chief Executive of the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA), Dr. Tracey Cooper, is seeking details of problems with the ambulance service in County Roscommon on foot of concerns raised by local TD Denis Naughten. At a Health Committee meeting this week with HIQA, Denis Naughten highlighted reports of ambulances being diverted from hospitals while en-route and patients being …