No plans to close rural schools – Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

The Fine Gael/Labour Government has no plans to close small rural schools, claims local TD Denis Naughten. I have raised this matter directly with Minister for Education Ruari Quinn TD, pointing out that this would have a serious impact on small rural communities especially in counties like Leitrim and Roscommon. Both the Taoiseach and Minister Quinn have made it clear …

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 …

Investment to address Strokestown, Elphin, Ballyleague water problems welcomed-Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of funding to upgrade the North East Roscommon & Ballyleague water schemes. The investment will address ongoing problems associated with the water supply from Grange Lough and the Ballyleague borehole” said Denis Naughten Furthermore, the project will include the upgrading of the water treatment system at Grange Lough which is currently vulnerable …

Naughten welcomes revamp of disabled permits

In Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed a reform of the disabled driver parking permit scheme which will dramatically reduce the fraudulent use of such permits. The new changes come into law on 1st June and will also increase the size & availability of some disabled parking bays, which will be of benefit to all road users. Not only is the …

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,” …

Local children’s views sought on plan for the future – Naughten

In Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

 Denis Naughten TD has welcomed a survey of local children, seeking their views for the development on a new National Children’s Strategy. The new Children’s Strategy will set out the Governments targets for child services and how they will impact on the day to day lives of local children. While many professionals will have a direct input into the plan, …

Public access to local forests to be retained – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Fergus O’Dowd that the existing access enjoyed by the public to Coillte owned forestry will be retained into the future. Denis Naughten raised the matter on the floor of the Dáil this week following concerns being raised that access to local forestry could be restricted in the future. In response, Minister …

Tax Back Campaign

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

the country’s tax payers and the responsibility lies with individuals to reclaim the overpaid taxes. On average taxpayers could be entitled to as much as €500 in overpaid taxes.

Approval of 8 summer works schemes for local schools welcome -Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of eight applications for summer works in local schools but pointed out that it was disappointing funding was not available to fund other important applications in the county. “I want to welcome the allocation of funding to the eight schools, namely St Bridget’s NS, Four Mile House; Naomh Micheal & Padraig, Cootehall; St. Ciaran’s …

Aid budget as important to Europe as Africa

In Blog by Denis Naughten

EU Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs recently addressed the Irish section of AWEPA. This was the first AWEPA meeting of the new Dáil and we had a very informative presentation and Q&A session with Commissioner Piebalgs on the allocation of his €10bn development aid budget. Just under 40% of this went to the African continent as a whole. During …