Questions remain over school transport despite Minister seeking Budget funding – Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Norma Foley TD that she is seeking additional funds in next week’s Budget to address the current school transport situation, however, he has highlighted the fact that the Minister “is not guaranteeing that children and their siblings who had a bus service last year will get a service this year”. Denis …

Taoiseach questioned on long Covid care

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Here are the links to the data behind my contribution: Long Covid services for children Mater Hospital Clinic Just 20 of the 60 health service staff to be recruited to work with long Covid patients were recruited up to August this year.   Based on an analysis that I performed there are 336,451 adults nationally who are likely to be …

Minister claims more tickets will issue as buses sourced – Naughten

In Education, Environment, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received a Dáil reply from Minister Norma Foley TD indicating that Bus Eireann will issue more tickets to school children “as extra buses and drivers are sourced”. “I have received an unprecedented level of complaints from parents in relation to school transport and, as a result, I sought clarification from the Education Minister on what …

Families buying generators: ban threat to cut electricity off to homes – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Families, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is calling on the Government to give a categoric commitment that electricity supplies will not be turned off to homes across the country following reports of older people forking out €1,800 to purchase backup diesel generators. “The Government and the regulator, the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities, have caused panic across the country particularly among older …

Fáilte Ireland looks to develop cruise hire business on Shannon – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Positive news on the tourism front with Fáilte Ireland planning to revitalise cruise tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD.   “Building on the recent interest shown by domestic visitors in hiring cruisers on the River Shannon, Fáilte Ireland has initiated a study to examine how the sector can be developed and revitalised within Ireland’s …

Huge blow to East Galway as Arrabawn votes to close Kilconnell plant – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“Devastating news has come in overnight that the Board of Arrabawn Co-Op has voted to close its liquid milk plant in Kilconnell with the loss of up to 140 local jobs in rural East Galway,” says Denis Naughten TD.   “This announcement is a huge blow to the staff employed both directly and indirectly, their families, particularly at a time …

Closure of long Covid clinic contradicts Minister, HSE & research – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Just 1/3rd of long Covid staff recruited up to August Reports of the closure of the clinic dealing with neurological conditions associated with long Covid clearly contradicts commitments given by the HSE and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. It also contradicts the growing body of research indicating the long-term challenge of the condition will be focused on neurological issues, claims Denis …

Budget 2023 must tackle cost of living say Regional TDs

In News by Denis Naughten

Budget Submission 2023 The Regional Group of independent TDs held a meeting with Ministers Donohoe and McGrath this afternoon where they outlined a series of measures needed to tackle the cost of living and to support families and businesses struggling to meet those costs. With transport costs affecting every home in the country, the Regional  Group wants to see the …

Long Covid could cripple health service with over 336,000 patients – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat the surge in long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections. Symptoms of long Covid include fatigue and brain fog, which are experienced at least three months after the initial infection for significant periods of time, in some cases over 2 years. Professor Jack Lambert of the …

Clear pathway urgently needed to achieve 51% reduction in emissions – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

It is imperative we now have a clear roadmap on how we can practically achieve the 51% national emissions reduction target for 2030 across each sector, says Denis Naughten TD. “Across each of the sectors we are now seeking monumental change over the next 89 months, a rate of change that has not been achieved anywhere on our planet. This …