Denis Naughten features in poll on farmers’ choice for Agriculture Minister

In Agriculture, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is leading the way among both the current and former Fine Gael Spokespersons on Agriculture as the farmers’ choice as the next Minister for Agriculture. A poll conducted by The Irish Farmers Journal shows that farmers clearly favour Roscommon-South Leitrim’s Denis Naughten for the Agriculture Minister post ahead of all other previous holders of the position with the …

Fine Gael plans will highlight quality Irish food – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Fine Gael will introduce a single food label for all Irish produce which will emphasise Ireland’s ability to produce quality food, Denis Naughten has stated. “The label will be simple and easily recognisable in both domestic and international markets and will emphasise our ability to produce green, quality and healthy food,” stated Denis Naughten. “Under our system of clearer labelling …

Fine Gael will ensure decent living for farmers – Naughten

In Agriculture, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Fine Gael is committed to ensuring a decent living is available for farmers, Denis Naughten has stated. Among the measures being proposed by the party is ‘fair trade’ legislation which will ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their produce. “This legislation will force supermarkets to disclose the origin of products, put an end to unfair trading practices and …

Naughten welcomes progression of senior AMO appointment

In Health, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Confirmation that applications are to be invited for the post of Senior Area Medical Officer in County Roscommon, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten. “I have been informed by the HSE that this post will be advertised by the Public Appointments Service next week,” stated Denis Naughten. “This is welcome news and I would hope that appointment of a new …

Election is a referendum on Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

The general election has been described as a referendum on Roscommon Hospital by Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. He was speaking following Micheal Martin’s confirmation, during a recent visit to the county, that the reconfiguration of services at Roscommon Hospital “isn’t over” and must be allowed to “take its course”. “This election is a referendum on the hospital. If people want …

Election is a referendum on Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The general election has been described as a referendum on the future of Portiuncula Hospital by Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. He was speaking following Micheal Martin’s confirmation that the reconfiguration of services by the HSE involving Portiuncula Hospital “isn’t over” and must be allowed to “take its course”. “This election is a referendum on the hospital. If people want the …

Naughten calls for changes to PRSI rules for self employed

In Business & Jobs, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

The rules governing PRSI contributions by the self employed which prevent access to State support are causing financial hardship for some families and need to be reviewed, Denis Naughten has stated. “There are many self employed people who now find themselves without work and who are not covered by PRSI as a result of the rules governing contributions by the …

Jobs plan urgently needed as local communities face scourge of emigration – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

The ESRI’s latest emigration predictions that 1000 people a week are set to leave Ireland this year alone has to shock the Government onto action, claims Denis Naughten. “We must have a jobs plan and we need it now. Local communities and football teams now have to face the grim prospect of being decimated by the scourge of emigration,” stated Denis …