Local Farmers owed over €5.3m – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Department of Agriculture that over 2,400 farmers in Leitrim and Roscommon are awaiting payments of over €5.3m under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme. Presently there are 1,500 Roscommon farmers waiting on €3.25m and over 900 Leitrim farmers waiting on €2m under the scheme. “These same farmers will lose on the double, as …

Naughten argues against ad ban on cheese

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

14th October 2011 RE: Submission on the children’s commercial communications code. To the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Firstly, can I thank you for affording me the opportunity to make a submission, for consideration, as part of the BAI review of its children’s commercial communications code. While I welcome the review and support the principle behind the mechanism that is being …

Knock Airport winter promotion to help local tourism ? Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a winter marketing campaign to promote Ireland and airports such as Ireland West Airport Knock. Deputy Naughten pointed out that “such a campaign will be of benefit to local tourism operators during a very quiet time of the year”. As part of the marketing campaign, which is supported by revenues …

Shame as cancer and heart patients to pay for Portiuncula underfunding

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the decision by the HSE to force the closure of the chemotherapy and warfarin clinics at Portiuncula Hospital to subsidise underfunding at the hospital as “shameful”. “Under a new ‘cost saving’ plan, cancer patients will now have to face the war zone which is University Hospital Galway to receive treatment. So as well as …

Unacceptable that 2,400 local farmers face payment delays – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

The revelation by the Department of Agriculture that 1 in 4 farmers are still awaiting their disadvantaged area payment, with similar numbers set to face delays in the issuing of their Single Farm Payment is “completely unacceptable” to local TD, Denis Naughten Mr Naughten said “In reality it means that approximately 900 farmers in County Leitrim and 1,500 Farmers in …

Clonark Garda Station waiting to see the light – Naughten

In News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the OPW that Clonark Garda Station will be made available to the Garda authorities as soon as the electricity has been connected, later this month. The plan was that the renovated Garda Station would be available to An Garda Síochána by mid October 2011, but this was now been delayed due to …

MBNA meeting positive – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Reports on foot of the meeting between Minister Richard Bruton and Bank of America executives are positive and will hopefully lead to a successful change in the ownership of the MBNA operation in Carrick-on-Shannon, Denis Naughten TD has stated. Minister Richard Bruton will report to the Dáil Jobs Committee next week on his meeting in the US; a report which …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …