Naughten to seek progress report on changes to Lough Funshinagh laws

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will this week question the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD in the Dáil on the steps which are being taken to review the laws which impact on the flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh.   “Last month Minister Patrick O’Donovan told me that he has passed on the correspondence from Roscommon County Council to Minister …

Taoiseach to be asked to intervene on Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will ask the Taoiseach in the Dáil this Wednesday to directly intervene in the current humanitarian crisis faced by eight families in Ballagh & Lisphelim area of South Roscommon.   Deputy Naughten along with 6 other TDs from across the country have tabled a Dáil motion seeking the establishment of cross-departmental and cross-agency task force to address emergency climate …

IDA should secure HSE lands in Ballinasloe – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the IDA acquire additional land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe.    Speaking in the Dáil recently Denis Naughten pointed out that in Ballinasloe on the St Brigid’s Hospital Campus we have 50 acres of development land with water, wastewater, fibre optic …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Monkland’s reputation as a biopharma hub growing with new announcement   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by AstraZeneca that it is to install new drug substance production equipment and warehousing facilities at its Alexion site in Monksland.   “This announcement is a further vote of confidence in the Monksland site which will expand Alexion’s drug substance production …

Families across the country will be forced to leave homes unless Funshinagh issue addressed – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that unless a State taskforce is established to address the barriers blocking the completion of flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh, Co Roscommon, then many more communities across the country will face a similar crisis in the coming years. “Because of the legal challenges associated with the emergency flood relief works at …

11 local children leave primary school this month with no place for September – Naughten

In Education, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action from Government to address the crisis situation where 11 local children are set to leave primary school in the next two weeks with no provision made for their secondary education in September. “Despite Minister Josepha Madigan assuring me four weeks ago that these local children would have access to an autism-specific …

Local autism places update

In East Galway, Education, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Last night in Dáil Éireann I raised the failure by the Department of Education to provide secondary school places for 11 local children, and the broader issue of specific classes at primary school level. Watch what I said here:   I had previously raised this specific issue in the Dáil 4 weeks ago with the Minister: https://youtu.be/6FUExmazgO4 Dáil Éireann debate …

Construction starts on new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula – Naughten

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

Construction of the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will commence this week, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “It has taken 4.5 years since I secured a commitment in Government through Project Ireland 2040 for this project, which was delivered upon by then Minister for Health Simon Harris in October 2019,” stated Denis Naughten. “While there is …

Disappointment at lack of student helpline support

In Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The refusal of the HSE to consider establishing a mental health helpline for students sitting State exams has been criticised by Denis Naughten TD and Galway County Councillor Dr. Evelyn Parsons. “The West Regional Health Forum had recommended to the HSE that the National Office of Mental Health and Wellbeing establish a mental health helpline for those sitting State exams …

€30m post office package welcome but Government still silent on long term sustainability – Naughten

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

The allocation of €30m in once off-funding over three years to the post office network is welcome but ignores the need for a long-term sustainability strategy that is key for postmasters/mistresses to decide if they will continue to keep the doors open, says Denis Naughten TD. “As the architect behind the strategic plan to save An Post and its network …