Naughten welcomes approval of 6 Summer Work Schemes

In East-Roscommon, Families, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of a further six applications for summer works in local schools, with a total of 14 schools now set to benefit throughout the county. The successful schools on this occasion were Cloonfad NS; Kilmore NS; St. Mary’s NS, Strokestown; Naoimh Eoin, Lecarrow; CBS Roscommon which have been sanctioned for roof works and Castlerea Community …

Significant boost for local jobs over last 7 days – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Close to 700 positions to be made available Job creation has been given a significant boost locally with three major announcements that impact on the region including County Roscommon, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “Yesterday (Monday) we had the announcement of 100 jobs by local company Harmac in Castlerea, which has built on the success of Athlone Institute of …

Public access to local forests to be retained – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Fergus O’Dowd that the existing access enjoyed by the public to Coillte owned forestry will be retained into the future. Denis Naughten raised the matter on the floor of the Dáil this week following concerns being raised that access to local forestry could be restricted in the future. In response, Minister …

Naughten welcomes appointment of critical nursing staff at Roscommon Hospital

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation by the HSE that two existing theatre nursing vacancies at Roscommon County Hospital are to be filled through the redeployment/internal transfer of staff. “The theatre nursing posts are not only vital to the running of the running of surgery but also the maintenance of the 24/7 A&E department at Roscommon County Hospital,” stated Denis Naughten. …

National wetlands park would alleviate Shannon flooding – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The establishment of a national wetlands park would alleviate flooding from the River Shannon and offer hope to communities in the catchment of the river basin, according to Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. “It is now well over 12 months since communities along the Shannon suffered devastating flooding yet few people in the catchment area are confident that the same situation …

Plan to close Roscommon A&E unacceptable – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The disclosure of plans by the HSE to reduce the A&E at Roscommon County Hospital to an 8am to 8pm service is “totally unacceptable & will put local lives at risk” clams Denis Naughten This plan is to be adopted by the HSE, with the approval of Government, by the end of the year, and implemented from 1st July next. …

Naughten seeks community apology on foot of Child Care Report

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government to direct the HSE to issue an apology to those in the community who brought concerns over the care of the children at the centre of the Roscommon Child Care Case to the attention of the authorities. “The impression had been given at the time of the original court cases that the local …

Speech by Denis Naughten TD during Dáil Statements on Roscommon Child Care Inquiry Report

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

As a local TD I am deeply concerned by this case and appalled that the abuse could have continued for so long without appropriate action by the authorities. But this is first and foremost a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers must be with the children who lost the opportunity to grow up in a loving home. We must ensure …