Naughten disappointed with HSE comments following robust mental health meeting

In Health by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has sought a detailed statement from the HSE following last Friday’s meeting on the future of the mental health services in County Roscommon. While the meeting was “robust” and Mr. Tony Canavan, who heads up the local health services, was “left in no doubt about the local feelings with regard to the HSE actions”; there was agreement …

Naughten encourages older people to apply for Fuel Allowance

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging older people to apply for the Fuel Allowance, as the new fuel allowance season gets underway in advance of the winter. “The Fuel Allowance scheme is designed to assist pensioners and other very low income households to meet the cost of their heating needs during the winter season,” explained Minister Naughten. “I would encourage …

Budget 2017 delivers on local jobs – Minister Naughten

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Budget 2017 fairly distributes the limited resources that are available and will ensure that both existing and new jobs are supported, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. Outlining the importance of the role of broadband in supporting these jobs, Minister Naughten said: “As part of the National Broadband Plan homes in rural areas will have access to 1,000 megabytes per …

Minister Naughten meets with local nursing representatives

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten met with a group of INMO nurses from Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon, outside Leinster House this week, along with INMO General Secretary Liam Doran. The INMO, SIPTU and members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) were staging a protest seeking the restoration of incremental credit for nurses and midwives who graduated between 2011 and 2015. Minister …

Minister Naughten launches schools education campaign in Castlerea

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Pictured at the launch of the Bin It! workshops is Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten with pupils from Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon A nationwide school campaign – Bin IT! – aimed at educating and raising student awareness of littering was launched by local Minster Denis Naughten in Castlerea Community School today. Bin It! features …

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Naughten congratulates those selected for ESB Graduate Programme

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten TD has met with a group of young graduates from Roscommon, Westmeath and Galway who have been selected to take part in the ESB’s Graduate Development Programme. The students, who graduated in the fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance, start the prestigious three year programme with ESB this week.   Denis Naughten TD, …

Green light for rehab unit good for patients nationwide – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

The decision to proceed with the design and planning for the new rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital is a positive development for all patients who will rely on rehabilitation services in every corner of Ireland, Minister Denis Naughten has stated. “When complete, this project will take pressure of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and ensure that more patients are treated …

Vistamed recruitment further boost local economy

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

The public announcement by local company Vistamed that it is to create a further 200 jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon is a huge boost not just for the local economy but the region as a whole, Minister Denis Naughten has stated. “The very significant announcement not just of manufacturing related jobs but of research and development jobs builds on other recent announcements …

Funding for Ballinasloe Youth Project – Minister Naughten

In Young People by Denis Naughten

The allocation of capital funding to Ballinasloe Youth Project has been confirmed by local Minister Denis Naughten. The project will receive almost €13,000 towards the purchase of equipment including a TV, laptops, pool table etc and is one of 86 youth projects across the country which will receive funding. The funding is being provided by the Minister for Children to …

Naughten to push for local energy crop production

In Agriculture, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has stressed the importance of rural communities and bioenergy in the future of energy policy. Speaking following a meeting with the IFA Minister Naughten said: “With plans by the ESB to burn peat in conjunction with an increased amount of biomass and wood chip in the West Offaly and Lough Ree power stations after 2019, it is …