Tánaiste to seek new legal advice on Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

A crisis intensified by climate change   Denis Naughten TD has obtained the agreement of the Tánaiste, Micheal Martin TD, to seek new legal advice from the Attorney General as a result of two new pieces of evidence that significantly change the facts of the Lough Funshinagh case considered by the courts in 2021. Deputy Naughten made the request following …

Time to End Means Testing for Family Carers!

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Local Issues, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The Dáil Regional Group of TDs from across the Country are seeking cross-party support for their motion to end the means testing of family carers. This motion aims to replace the current Carers Allowance system with a non-means tested scheme based solely on care needs, recognising the invaluable contribution of over 500,000 family carers across Ireland. Family Carers, who represent …

Disappointment as Finance Minister rules out VAT cut for food businesses – Naughten

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

Urgent Call to Action: Save Our Small Businesses Now!   In a shocking revelation on the floor of the Dáil this week, the Minister for Finance has dismissed the plight of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the nation, says local TD Denis Naughten.   Despite heartfelt pleas from struggling businesses across the region, the Minister in the Dail this week …

Saturday appointments addressing cardiology waiting list – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has praised the Saolta Hospital Group for measures it has taken to address cardiology outpatient waiting times in Galway University Hospital. “Measures implemented under the HSE’s Waiting List Action Plan have seen additional temporary staff and overtime allocated for scheduled care so that valuable public hospital resources can be used at weekends to treat more elective …

Cut VAT and PRSI rates for struggling SMEs by Easter – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for reductions for VAT and PRSI rates for food businesses in the hospitality sector to be introduced before Easter to offer a lifeline for businesses. “I have been contacted by a number of local retailers and restaurants who are really struggling to keep their doors open at present and, sadly, some have already taken …

Decision by An Post to hand over post office services disappointing – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD and former Communications Minister Denis Naughten has expressed his disappointment at the potential closure of the post office on The Square in Roscommon Town, following the decision by An Post to tender the services to a contractor. “While this will come as a blow to the dedicated staff in the post office, there is also the risk that …

Denis Naughten pays tribute to late John Connor

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

I was both shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of my former colleague John Connor. John was someone who cared passionately for rural Ireland and had an in-depth knowledge of farming and agriculture, which was reflected in his many valued contributions as a TD, Senator and Councillor. But John also had a deep understanding of international affairs. …

Sewerage for Castleblakeney, Creggs, Kilconnell and Caltra

In Blog, East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

I have just received the following reply from Irish Water to a query (below) that I raised last November on the development of sewerage facilities in villages across East Galway.   This is an issue that I have been pursuing with Sean Canney TD, Cllr. Tim Broderick and Cllr. Evelyn Parsons.   Sadly, this reply is very disappointing.   See …

Naughten seeks publication of report into births at UHG

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

Denis Naughten TD is seeking the publication of an Independent Clinical Care Review into nine births that occurred in University Hospital Galway (UHG) in 2022.   Speaking in the Dáil later today (Thursday) Denis Naughten will call for the review into nine cases of neo-natal subgaleal haemorrhage, which occurred during births in UHG in 2022, to be published immediately.   …

Urgent action needed to address flooding risks at Lough Funshinagh and Shannon Callows – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted the critical situation facing the communities around Lough Funshinagh and the Shannon Callows due to the ongoing delays in implementing long promised flood mitigation measures. Speaking in the Dáil last Thursday, Denis Naughten pointed out that with Lough Funshinagh’s water level now 330mm higher than in 2020, the threat of flooding looms larger than …