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 …

Utter confusion over ambulance base – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government representatives locally to re-double their efforts to secure the ambulance base for West Roscommon after he was informed today (Wednesday) that no decision has yet been made by the HSE. “I have received a letter from the National Director of the Ambulance Service – signed on 22nd February – and from his reply …

Why has HSE hidden key targets for Roscommon Hospital?

In Health by Denis Naughten

Service plan cuts to hurt locally – missing patient figures could be greater concern Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed concern at the HSE’s failure to publish its target for the number of patients to be treated at Roscommon and Portiuncula Hospitals this year. “It is normal practice for the HSE to set out in its service plan its target …

Roscommon childcare report improving services for local children – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a briefing presented to him by Children’s Minister, Frances Fitzgerald TD, on the steps being taken as a result of the recommendations contained in the report on the Roscommon childcare case. “On foot of the report an audit of childcare cases identified that in one in four neglect cases in County Roscommon, children were …

39 Roscommon schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of 25 schools throughout County Roscommon could be set to lose a teacher under changes introduced by the Minister for Education within the next two school years, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. This projection is based on an analysis by Denis Naughten of local school enrolment figures for the year 2010/11, which if replicated in the current …

Naughten gains key concessions on septic tank law

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

The Government has agreed to key concessions sought by local TD Denis Naughten in advance of the passing of the new law on septic tanks recently. “While the majority of the discussion on the new septic tank laws has focused on the €50/€5 registration fee, the key issue which will have a real impact on the daily lives of people …

Positive result on CAP will support local jobs – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Ag Commissioners position means that public lobby of MEPs vital A positive result on the forthcoming CAP talks will have a significant impact on the potential to create jobs locally, claims Denis Naughten TD. However, a successful result for Ireland will not be easy especially in light of recent comments by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian …

15 Leitrim schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of eight schools throughout County Leitrim are set to lose a teacher within the next two school years if the 2010/11 enrolment figures are replicated in the current school year, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. In addition, a further seven schools will also lose a teacher if their overall pupil numbers drop by five pupils between September …

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 …

Naughten seeks funding for urgent housing repair grant applications

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Council ceases applications due to lack of funding Local TD Denis Naughten has called for funding to be made available to Roscommon County Council to provide grant aid for urgent housing repairs needed by the elderly or those with disabilities. This follows confirmation to Deputy Naughten that Roscommon County Council has now suspended both its Housing Aid for Older People …