Health authorities now playing with words on meat plant tracing

In Agriculture, Blog, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Neither the HSE nor the Minister for Health are prepared to provide the actual numbers of people contact traced and tested as a result of being in proximity of meat plant employees who tested positive for Covid-19.   Even in today’s reply from the Health Minister he has not been prepared to provide that simple answer, and we must ask why? …

Rethink needed on “supervised playgrounds”

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Today I have asked the Government to reconisder its advice on the opening of “supervised playgrounds”. As parents we all know that supervised playgrounds simply do not exist except perhaps in attractions where an entrance fee is paid, which is beyond the reach of many people at present and which also cannot be attended on a regular basis.   We …

Bereavement Support line

In Blog, Families, Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

Today the Irish Hospice Foundation has launched a Bereavement Support line. The freephone number is available from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The number is 1800 80 70 77   Many people have experienced and will experience the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other …

Public should now think outside the box & explore hidden gems in their county with hashtag #HiddenYourCounty

In Blog, Tourism by Denis Naughten

  Now that the Country has opened up on a County basis I would encourage people to ‘think outside the box’ a bit and not congregate around the most popular destinations and instead explore some of the hidden gems in their county. I would actively encourage communities to promote their local amenities by using the hashtag #Hidden followed by their county such …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

General Tips for Working From Home

In Blog, Jobs by Denis Naughten

The Citizens Information have summarised general tips to help you look after your health and well-being while working from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic. Try to: Stick to your normal routine as much as possible, starting your day as you normally would: shower, getting dressed and eating breakfast. Keep times for lunch, dinner as close to normal as you can. …

Are you included on the new broadband map?

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Now that National Broadband Ireland is starting to plan for the rollout of broadband in County Roscommon & East Galway it is important that people check their colour code on the National Broadband Map at www.broadband.gov.ie If people, particularly in towns and villages, are not getting at least 30Mbps consistently then they need to make sure that they are amber …

After 50 days of infection we get action on meat plants

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

50 days after the first Covid 19 infections were diagnosed within meat plants – and after four weeks of persistently raising this issue with authorities along with a handful of other TDs – we eventually get movement from the HSE, the Health and Safety Authority & the Department of Agriculture.   50 days after the initial infections in plants, the …