Health Minister’s summit on Covid measures at Portiuncula – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from Minister of State at the Department of Health, Anne Rabbitte TD, that she is meeting with senior Health Minister Stephen Donnelly next week on the provision of two modular units at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe to address the reduction in bed numbers as a result of Covid-19. “The Minister provided confirmation of the face-to-face meeting on …

Where is ‘Be On Call For Ireland’ as nursing home left without staff?

In East Galway, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Urgent action needed to protect nursing home residents – Naughten   Denis Naughten TD has called for clarity on staff available under the Be On Call For Ireland initiative to deal with a crisis situation has arisen in a nursing home in the West of Ireland, which has had just three staff running the facility for the last three days. …

Naughten seeks new Government services to save Post Office network

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Post Offices must become the one-stop-shop for all Government services not only to minimise the risk of Covid-19 but to ensure that the 950 strong network does not collapse, says Denis Naughten TD.   “Since the emergence of Covid-19 last March access to many Government services has been restricted for those who don’t want to, or who cannot, use …

150 job boost for Athlone shows potential for local business to trade online – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the further expansion of the DPD parcel centre with the creation of 150 additional jobs. Along with the retention of the An Post mail centre this means Athlone is becoming a vital distribution hub in the country. “This major expansion also highlights the huge potential there is for local business to start trading online …

Naughten confirms additional bed capacity for Portiuncula Hospital

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that additional bed capacity is to be provided at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, after he raised the issue directly with the Minister for Health. “I raised the issue of the very serious overcrowding at Portiuncula Hospital both with Minister Donnelly and with his predecessor Minister Harris,” stated Denis Naughten. It has now been confirmed to …

Ballinasloe Swimming Pool

In Blog, East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

This is an issue that I’m working very closely on with local Councillors Tim Broderick & Evelyn Parsons who are determined, as am I, to ensure that our local pool in Ballinasloe remains open to the public, subject of course to public health guidance.   I know that the local Councillors have been engaging directly with Galway County Council on this …

Roscommon gets its first 3 broadband hotspots – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the first three broadband connection points in Creeve, Gortaganny and Tulsk have now gone live, providing high speed broadband hotspots in those communities.   At the end of last month, the high-speed broadband connections at Creeve Community Centre, Gortaganny Resource Centre and Tulsk Digi Hub went live and these connection points are now available to …

Naughten welcomes €5m for new University in Athlone

In Business & Jobs, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government allocation of €5m towards the development of a new Technological University in Athlone, working with Limerick. The new Shannonside based technological University will be based on two campuses in Athlone and Limerick and will be a huge boost towards attracting new industrial investment throughout our region. The decision by Athlone IT and …

Rural Ballinasloe & South Roscommon to have 500mbps broadband by Easter – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland expects to have fibre optic broadband available to rural homes in Ballinasloe and South Roscommon by Easter next says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. The sub-contractors for National Broadband Ireland have completed the mapping work for the areas around the town of Ballinasloe such as Taughmaconnell, Ballydangan, Creagh, Moore, Clonfad, Kilconnell, …

People with a disability marooned as 3rd mobility scheme ‘suspended’ – Naughten

In Disability, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has been informed by the Minister for Finance that the issuing of Primary Medical Certificates for disabled drivers and passengers has been suspended following a court decision last June. I’ve had the opportunity to raise this with the Tanaiste in the Dáil and here is what he said: https://youtu.be/LdKc8sCrSBE   “When a disabled person eventually secures a Primary …