Naughten re-affirms commitment to Portiuncula Hospital

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten today (Monday) reiterated Fine Gael’s commitment on the future of small hospitals when interviewed on RTE1’s ‘Campaign Daily’. He confirmed that Fine Gael is committed to both retaining and developing services in small hospitals such as Portiuncula and Roscommon Hospitals “Under our proposals the future of services at Portiuncula Hospital will be determined locally. This will see a …

Turf cutting to continue under Fine Gael – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Domestic turf cutting will be allowed to continue on 75 NHA bogs as a result of a Fine Gael commitment, Denis Naughten has confirmed this week. “Fine Gael will allow a roll over exemption for domestic turf cutting on these 75 bogs, subject to the introduction of an agreed environmentally rational code of practice,” explained Denis Naughten. “In addition, Fine …

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

In Agriculture 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 …

National wetlands park would alleviate Shannon flooding – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The establishment of a national wetlands park would alleviate flooding from the River Shannon and offer hope to communities in the catchment of the river basin, according to Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. “It is now well over 12 months since communities along the Shannon suffered devastating flooding yet few people in the catchment area are confident that the same situation …

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 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 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 …

Jobs plan can create and protect employment – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Plan will address South Roscommon water problems With 1000 people a week predicted to emigrate this year alone Ireland urgently needs Fine Gael’s Five Point Plan to create jobs and growth, Denis Naughten has stated. He has also outlined how Fine Gael plans will help to both create and protect employment in Athlone and South Roscommon. “We have seen a …