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 …

Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool Raised in Dail

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

13. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will approve the development of a swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33238/11] Deputy Michael Ring: Under the local authority swimming pool programme, which is administered by my Department, grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 …

New ambulance base in Tuam exposes need for West Roscommon

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action to address the lack of proper ambulance cover in West Roscommon, pointing out that it is now the only area in the West of Ireland which is an ambulance blackspot. While welcoming the commencement of construction of the ambulance base in Tuam, which will service areas of west Roscommon like Cloonfad …

Naughten welcomes endorsement of Western Development Commission role

In Business & Jobs, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government endorsement of the valuable role which the Western Development Commission (WDC) plays in developing the economy of the West of Ireland. Deputy Naughten said: “The WDC provides a service that supports existing employment as well as assists with the establishment of new employment in the region. “As a member of the last …

Naughten welcomes approval of 6 Summer Work Schemes

In East-Roscommon, Families, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of a further six applications for summer works in local schools, with a total of 14 schools now set to benefit throughout the county. The successful schools on this occasion were Cloonfad NS; Kilmore NS; St. Mary’s NS, Strokestown; Naoimh Eoin, Lecarrow; CBS Roscommon which have been sanctioned for roof works and Castlerea Community …

Significant boost for local jobs over last 7 days – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Close to 700 positions to be made available Job creation has been given a significant boost locally with three major announcements that impact on the region including County Roscommon, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “Yesterday (Monday) we had the announcement of 100 jobs by local company Harmac in Castlerea, which has built on the success of Athlone Institute of …

Naughten calls for grant assistance for septic tanks

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for the introduction of a grant to help people who may have faulty septic tanks and which need to be upgraded. Speaking at a meeting of people residing within the catchment of the Longford Springs in Castlerea last night (Sunday), Denis Naughten said that many families could not afford to upgrade their septic tanks …

Funding for Granlahan NS welcomed

In Education, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Education that he has approved an Emergency Works Grant application for Granlahan NS, Co. Roscommon. “I would like to commend the principal & board of management of the school for putting a compelling case to the Department of Education for the funding to repair the roof at the school,” …

Plan to close Roscommon A&E unacceptable – Naughten

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

The disclosure of plans by the HSE to reduce the A&E at Roscommon County Hospital to an 8am to 8pm service is “totally unacceptable & will put local lives at risk” clams Denis Naughten This plan is to be adopted by the HSE, with the approval of Government, by the end of the year, and implemented from 1st July next. …