Alternative expansion location for Dublin employers

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

With 2,500 jobs announced in Dublin this week, which will put pressure on housing & office accommodation, other employers looking to expand should look to Irelands Heartlands, which is becoming a more attractive place to live & work. And where employment costs are cheaper. This is something that I’m now taking up directly with the IDA. Dublin employers can cut …

Community Energy Grants for Sports Clubs

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

As Minister for Energy, I worked closely with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to help focus energy supports for sporting clubs. These supports can complement other investment by Government and local communities. Click on the link to find out more EnergySupportsClubsFinal SEAI Community Grants: https://www.seai.ie/grants/community-grants/

What are the jobs of the future?

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Education, Families, Jobs, Young People by Denis Naughten

As Leaving Certificate students return to school many of them are beginning to ask this question. The fact is that both Brexit and technology will have a direct impact on the future career paths for many of this years Leaving Certificate students. Recent studies have shown that half of Leaving Certificate students feel unprepared for the CAO form and that …

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Plastic ban

In Blog, Environment, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I’m very pleased to see that my initiative on banning single use plastics has been progressed by Government today. Plastic is destroying our waters, our oceans, our climate and ultimately our health. This ban by Government is a significant step forward in banning single use plastics, outright. Government is now banning single use plastics in all public buildings, including schools. …

A&E Overcrowding, a different perspective

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

It’s time to take a new approach to fixing the overcrowding problem in our emergency departments. Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Is this what we are doing within our health service? The more beds we provide in our hospitals, the more that will be filled. I …

Denis Naughten: I cannot accept that the digital world should go uncensored

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Irish Independent, News Comment by Denis Naughten, 07/02/2017 Stories linking cyber bullying and suicide are sadly more common, but each story never less depressing or chilling writes Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on Internet Safety Day. The connection between the digital world and mental health is one that I am acutely concerned with particularly as a father of four young …

Fianna Fail & Fine Gael must agree lasting rules for a minority Government

In Blog by Denis Naughten

The failure by the two main parties to acknowledge that the election gave no political party a mandate to govern but instead the electorate decided that we all need to work together is very disappointing. The level of anger and distrust shown by them over the last 4 days by both of them is not conducive to agreeing a constructive …

After 50 hours of talks on the formation of a new government with both Fine Gael & Fianna Fail, it is clear that a new Government – if formed – will be a ‘watershed government’.

In Blog by Denis Naughten

This new government will either involve both Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, which will bring an end to civil war politics, or it will see the establishment of a minority government which, because of its numbers, will be the very first consensus government. Either format will change the political landscape in Ireland for the better and will bring about a …