Minister seeks to postpone date for HIQA action on St. Patrick’s – Naughten

In Health, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The HSE and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, are to seek a postponement of action by HIQA which would have a direct impact on the operation of the St. Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon. While there are urgent steps which need to be taken to meet current concerns of HIQA, and these measures are ongoing, there …

Closing welfare clinics will cause hardship – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Families, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton on plans to close community welfare clinics in Keadue, Ballinlough & Roosky, pointing out that “with the lack of public transport, this decision will cause additional financial hardship for families”. Speaking in the Dáil last week, Denis Naughten stated that “families in the Keadue area are now …

Roscommon without ambulance cover every 3 days – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  27th August 2014 Every three days the Roscommon Town ambulance base, which provides emergency cover for the majority of County Roscommon, has been left without any ambulance available to respond to an emergency, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. Deputy Naughten has come into the possession of confidential documents which list 216 incidents/near misses at the Roscommon Town ambulance …

Tender approval will address poor water quality – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the news that Roscommon County Council has been granted approval to invite tenders for four water treatment schemes. These include schemes in Arigna, Boyle/Ardcarne, Roscommon Central and South Roscommon areas. “This announcement will address the on-going problem of poor quality of water in certain areas,” stated Denis Naughten. “The communities in each of these areas …

Naughten debates MBNA jobs with Minister

In Business & Jobs, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil seeking an update on the discussions regarding the Bank of America’s MBNA credit card division in Carrick on Shannon. Denis Naughten was seeking reassurance from the Minister that the 400 staff associated with the UK loan book would retain their jobs in Carrick on Shannon (see Dáil debate …

Naughten welcomes delivery of industrial broadband to local schools

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the completion this week, of the roll out of industrial strength broadband to every secondary school in the West of Ireland. “As of today, the programme to roll out 100Mbps broadband to schools in the West, Midlands & Border Counties has been completed which will directly benefit every local secondary school pupil” claims Denis Naughten TD. …

Heritage promotion staff will help develop Roscommon’s tourism package – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the appointment by Roscommon LEADER Partnership of two people to work across County Roscommon on heritage projects, stating that it will be of benefit in developing the heritage tourism. The appointment of Heritage Animators, Sharon Eastwood and Janie Crone will be assist groups and individuals with heritage training or developing project proposals, which will …