We have a golden opportunity to reinvent economy – let’s not blow it

In Blog by Denis Naughten

The reports last week of the impact of Covid 19 on our economy and society in general does not make for easy reading. But I believe that it is more important to look at the glass half full rather than keep staring at an empty glass.   While I fully agree that the primary focus at present must be on …

Covid 19 information for employers, employees and self employed

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

I have been inundated with queries about different aspects of the financial supports available for people as a result of Covid 19. The Department of Employment & Social Protection has now produced a very good document, attached, dealing with many of these questions. I would encourage people with queries to go to page 21 where they have listed the most …

We need a Covid Recovery Plan

In Blog by Denis Naughten

  While I fully agree that the primary focus at present must be on the health emergency and saving lives, it is also important that we put a plan in place for the recovery of our economy and our society. Hope has a powerful role during times of great uncertainty. We need to see a plan that gives hope to …

Why the Dáil needs to sit and fight for those over 66

In Blog by Denis Naughten

A few short weeks ago during the General Election, Government was telling us that older people would have to work longer in order to get their pension from the State.   Yet, in contradiction to that, it is now denying the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment to people over the age of 66 who are working either part-time or full-time.    This …

Free Webinar: Working Remotely From Home Wednesday 12 noon

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

COVID-19 – Respond by Working Remotely From Home     Grow Remote and the Ballinasloe Pulse Club are hosting an information webinar open to all on Remote Working   TOMORROW Wednesday 25th March @ 12pm.   They will be covering topics like:   Set-up for working remotely from home o Starting out o Managing teams o Communication o Health & …

Eir postpone decision on charging for email service.

In Blog by Denis Naughten

I’ve just received confirmation from the CEO of  Eir Ms Carolan Lennon that the company is postponing for 3 months its decision to charge for it email service as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. This is a welcome decision, especially for its older customers. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/consumer/so-you-still-have-an-eircom-net-email-here-is-what-you-need-to-do-1.4165439

Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Earlier this morning I circulated the following letter to TDs:   Dear Colleague,   I am writing to inform you that I have submitted my nomination to seek the role of Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil.   The reason I am putting my name forward for the role of Ceann Comhairle is because one of the consistent messages I …

€7m investment in Roscommon’s Tourism Heartland

In Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Over my term in Government I was determined to ensure that Government investment was directed into Rural Ireland. I was instrumental in the establishment & funding of the new Department of Rural Affairs which has directed nearly €1m in investment into Roscommon’s tourism heartland from Rooskey to Ballyleague to Tulsk and Rathcroghan. On top of that €5m will be invested …

€4.4m investment in West Roscommon

In Blog, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Over my term in Government I was determined to ensure that Government investment was directed into Rural Ireland. I was instrumental in the establishment & funding of the new Department of Rural Affairs which has directed over €4.4m in investment into West Roscommon. Here is a list of the projects funded:   Location Project  Value € Family Visitors Resource Centre …

Illegal Dumping

In Blog, Environment by Denis Naughten

The issue of illegal dumping has been raised with me during the election campaign.  As far as I am concerned illegal dumping across our countryside, roads and rivers is both environmental and economic treason and must be treated as such. During my term as  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment I introduced the anti dumping initiative and to date …