Government backs down on bingo prizemoney – Naughten

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Government has backed down on the 50% prizemoney cap to be paid out to bingo goers across the country On foot of an amendment proposed by Martin Kenny TD, which I seconded and with the support of the Government and other parties, organisers of large bingos will continue to be able to pay …

Funding for local walks will attract tourists – Naughten

In East Galway, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Ireland’s Camino gets further investment boost   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the inclusion of the Hymany Way in County Galway and the Leitrim Way in County Leitrim as part of the National Walks Scheme. “This will pay farmers for maintaining the marked walks and this investment will help to promote the Beara Breifne Way from West Cork to …

Confidence vote on Housing Minister

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

This no-confidence motion was a political stunt by the Social Democrats to garner support in last weeks by-elections. If they had been serious about the housing crisis they would not have tried to undermine the national broadband plan which would help to make vacant homes in towns, villages and rural areas attractive to families who can work remotely thus bringing …

New bingo laws

In Blog, Families, Local Issues, Older People by Denis Naughten

On foot on numerous representations that I have received regarding possible changes to the running of bingo by community groups across the Country, I have been engaging directly with Minister of State, David Stanton. Below I’m attaching a briefing note which he provided to me. He has also stated that while a community group/charity who are running their own bingo …

Naughten welcomes allocation of €60,000 in outdoor recreation funding

In Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €60,000 for 4 outdoor recreation projects in Mote Park, Castlerea Demesne, Keadue and the National Famine Way. “This funding will improve accessibility to existing public walkways and recreation areas and encourage more people to get out and be active in the community,” said Denis Naughten. “The funding will enhance facilities for …

Christmas must not be cancelled for farm families – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has called for a whole of Government intervention to lift the current blockade of the beef taskforce before Christmas is cancelled for farm families across Ireland.   Speaking in the Dáil Denis Naughten said: “One organisation is now holding a whole industry to ransom by its failure to lift injunctions against two farmers, one an elected …

92% patient satisfaction with Roscommon Hospital shows need to use it more – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Public need to ask ‘can I have that in Roscommon Hospital?’   The 92% satisfaction rating for patients who have been treated in Roscommon Hospital this year clearly shows the need for more patients to use the hospital to access quality medical care much faster than in many other hospitals across the region, says Denis Naughten TD The National Inpatient …

€2.2m fund for local groups and individuals – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €2.2m in funding for 2020 for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Government’s primary social inclusion intervention. Under the 2020 allocation County Roscommon is to receive €616,000 and County Galway is to receive €1.65m, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund, and supports unemployed people, people …

Naughten welcomes Barnardos acknowledgement that court is not best way to encourage school attendance

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

We need new ways to secure children’s education.    Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the acknowledgement by Barnardos that the current legal system – which drags the parents of up to 200 children who miss over a month of school without any reason through the courts – needs to be reformed.  Each year the parents of 800 children who have missed more than …

Historic day as contract signed for rural broadband – Naughten

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Today’s signing of the contract to proceed with the National Broadband Plan is “one of the defining days in the history of our country and will be the turning point for the revitalisation of rural Ireland”, says Denis Naughten TD. “When I entered Government my absolute priority as Minister was to ensure that high-speed broadband was provided to close to …