Covid 19 information for employers, employees and self employed

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

I have been inundated with queries about different aspects of the financial supports available for people as a result of Covid 19. The Department of Employment & Social Protection has now produced a very good document, attached, dealing with many of these questions. I would encourage people with queries to go to page 21 where they have listed the most …

Families could save €1,000 on utility bills – Naughten

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged families to use some of the time in Covid-19 isolation to shop around for the best offers available for electricity, phone, broadband, TV and gas — which could save them up to €1,000 per year. “Shopping around and switching provider could not be easier with approved comparison sites such as or Not only will …

Undue hardship being placed on children in pensioner families – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Children in families where a parent or guardian is over 66 and, as result of their age, is being denied the €350 Covid-19 payment are facing unnecessary levels of financial hardship purely because of the parent’s age, Denis Naughten TD has stated. “I have come across several cases where parents over 66-years-old have been working – some full-time – to …

Members of Regional Group asking for consideration of cloth face coverings to control community spread of Covid-19

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

On reviewing the evolving medical evidence regarding modes of transmission of coronavirus, the regional group of independents which has 2 members with experience in infection control systems is asking government and the National Public Health Emergency Team to immediately consider initiatives for cloth faced coverings to be worn in public and work areas. Simple cloth face coverings can slow the …

Ballinasloe Life – Latest edition

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The latest edition of Ballinasloe Life magazine :     As this edition will not be printed please  SHARE online. If you have family or friends cocoooning or self isolating that don’t have the means to download and read on line – the version uploaded can be printed on any colour household printer. Enjoy the Read and the Ballinasloe …

Covid 19 help for tenants and landlords

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Click on the link below for the latest information from the Department of Housing on help for tenants and landlords. If you have any queries please email me at COVID Guidance Landlords & Tenants

Free Webinar: Working Remotely From Home Wednesday 12 noon

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

COVID-19 – Respond by Working Remotely From Home     Grow Remote and the Ballinasloe Pulse Club are hosting an information webinar open to all on Remote Working   TOMORROW Wednesday 25th March @ 12pm.   They will be covering topics like:   Set-up for working remotely from home o Starting out o Managing teams o Communication o Health & …

Government must pay employers to put staff back on their books – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has asked the Taoiseach & Government to pay a wage subsidy directly to employers to allow them to continue to pay staff during the current crisis. “Rather than inundating our social welfare system with new claims, we should keep the link between employer and employee by paying a generous wage subsidy directly to employers. This would cover …

Post vans must be used to deliver food & medicine to older people – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has asked An Post to use its mail network across the country to ensure older people have access to food, medicines, newspapers etc without having to leave their homes. “Through my work as Minister for Communications I was able to protect the 5-day delivery service to every home in Ireland and this service must now be used …

Emergency COVID-19 law must have end date – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has requested that Government insert an end date (sunset clause) into the emergency legislation on the COVID-19 which is to be debated in Dáil Eireann tomorrow (Thursday).   “While I welcome the measures included in this emergency legislation to support the national response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is important that these powers are not used beyond …