Sex offenders should be denied the right to be forgotten – Naughten

In Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government to update the law to ensure that sex offenders cannot erase their past offences either online or by changing their name. Speaking in the Dáil this evening on the Sex Offenders Amendment Bill, Denis Naughten said the key weakness in the proposed law was that it failed to close off loopholes that allow …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

Leaving Cert students should have accredited grade option

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

Many students sitting the Leaving Certificate next June want to see the option of accredited grades included. Here is what one Roscommon student said & how An Taoiseach responded: Taoiseach Last night I received an email from a leaving cert student in my constituency, who feels they have been completely forgotten by the Department of Education as it’s not recognising …

Fair Deal nursing home farm relief now available– Naughten

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

But delaying to apply could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to immediately appoint a farm successor so that they can avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets which came into force last week under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing a three-year …

Sex offender caught breaching register rules every 5 days – Naughten

In Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“On average once every 5 days at least one convicted sex offender comes to the attention of the Gardai because they are not living at the address that they have provided to authorities – in most instances the only condition that they had to comply with following their release from prison” says Denis Naughten TD. “The reality is that they …

Officials asked to explain why broadband delivery pushed back 5 years for some – Naughten

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

Officials overseeing the delivery of the National Broadband Plan will be asked to explain to an Oireachtas Committee why families who had a target date for a fibre connection this year have now been told that they will have to wait another five years, says Denis Naughten TD. “I have correspondence from families who received updates from National Broadband Ireland …

Portiuncula overcrowding compounded by failure to deliver beds – Naughten

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

Last week 93 patients spent the night on a trolley in Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, “which is at least in part due to the failure to provide 12 new isolation beds that were to be opened last April” says local TD Denis Naughten. “Even though it is one of the smaller acute hospitals, in the last week Portiuncula has become …

Failure to allocate €49m carbon fund will make climate targets harder for farmers – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Speaking during the Budget debate in Dáil Éireann, Denis Naughten pointed out that allocating the €49m due to the farming community out of carbon taxes would have been a way not only to reduce carbon emissions in agriculture but across the economy. “Of the total €412 million to be collected in carbon taxes next year, there will be little …