Stay & Spend savings should underwrite gift voucher guarantee – Naughten

In Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

In Dáil Éireann tomorrow (Thursday) Denis Naughten TD will seek to have the Government’s Stay & Spend scheme restructured to ensure gift vouchers issued in the tourism and hospitality sector can either be redeemed or refunded in 2021. “Government has set aside €140m for the Stay & Spend Scheme to issue tax refunds for the period October to December 2020, …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme

In Families, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9am in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme. Officials from the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands will appear before the Committee, nine days after a public consultation carried out …

Covid evidence in the clouds, as Government consider Level 3.51 for December – Naughten

In Families, Health, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Current 5 level lockdown model must be replaced We have over 500 people working in 11 contact tracing centres inputting large volumes of data every minute onto a software system that has  the capacity to generate reports on who, where and how people are getting infected with Covid-19, but this is not happening”. It is akin to making up a …

€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …

Finance Minister to investigate exclusion of rural Council tenants from home insulation scheme – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The exclusion of rural Council tenants from having their homes insulated under a new Government Scheme because they live in rural houses or estates owned by a County Council is to be investigated by the Minister for Finance, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Last week during a Dáil debate local TD Denis Naughten highlighted the fact that the new midland …

Government must guarantee gift vouchers from tourism & hospitality sector – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Culture, Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is calling on Government to restructure the Stay & Spend scheme to ensure gift vouchers issued in the run up to Christmas can either be redeemed or refunded in 2021. “When we see iconic attractions such as Dublin Zoo under threat of closure, this will make many people wary of purchasing gift vouchers for hotels, restaurants or …

€34,000 for local meals on wheels – Naughten

In East Galway, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Chairperson of the Dáil Committee on Rural & Community Affairs, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed the allocation of €34,660 for three local meals on wheels projects serving older people in Roscommon and East Galway.   “Over the last number of years there has been very limited access to meals on wheels services in either County Roscommon or East Galway and …

€720,000 to support local enterprise centres – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by the Tánaiste of over €720,000 to a number of local enterprise centres servicing County Roscommon & East Galway. The funding for centres in Castlerea, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo & Tuam is to help cover ongoing running costs and to implement a recovery plan to meet the challenges of Covid-19. Commenting on …

€4m in additional LEADER funding will assist new projects

In Agriculture, Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Yesterday, I questioned Minister of State, Joe O’Brien on a constant issue being raised by the Members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Rural & Community Affairs, & the Islands, and that is transitional funding for LEADER Companies across the country   The Minister confirmed the imminent announcement of an additional €4m LEADER funding on top of €40m already committed …

Disabled driver scheme re-instated – Naughten

In Disability, News by Denis Naughten

Naughten secures commitment that existing rules will continue to apply Denis Naughten TD has been informed by the Minister for Finance that the HSE has been directed to recommence the processing of Primary Medical Certificates for disabled drivers and passengers following the withdrawal of the scheme earlier this year. Over the last number of months Deputy Naughten, Chair of the …