Naughten to raise Aptar future with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten will raise the future of the jobs at the Aptar plant in Ballinasloe with the new Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Vardakar in Dáil Éireann this Tuesday.   “The decision by Ballinasloe based company Aptar is to review its operation in the town over the coming weeks will cause huge anxiety, not just for …

Dáil debate on hospital trolleys following Portiuncula concern – Naughten

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate next week on the impending bed crisis within our hospitals. This follows serious concerns he raised with TDs from all parties regarding the number of trolleys in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. “Next week the Health Minister Simon Harris will have to come before Dáil Éireann to explain what measures he is taking …

Decision on Portiuncula tender in coming days– Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The long drawn out process to commence the enabling works for the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are coming to an end with the selection of a contractor in the coming days, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment …

Naughten to seek urgent debate on school re-opening

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten is to seek an urgent Dáil debate on the re-opening of schools in September. “We must do everything possible to ensure that schools can fully re-open in September and parents need clarity on this issue,” stated Denis Naughten, who will today (Tuesday) ask the Business Committee to schedule time for a Dáil debate on the issue. “Many …

€120k for local historic buildings – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

The Government has allocated €120,000 for works to maintain and repair 18 historic buildings across Roscommon and East Galway, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. “Not only will this funding help to maintain these important historic buildings across our area, but it will also support employment as many of these small-scale projects are labour-intensive projects to repair and safeguard our built …

Meat plant debacle continues as Minister misleads Dáil – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

HSE concealing contact tracing problem from Government   Denis Naughten TD has written to Minister Simon Harris seeking the contact tracing figures for each meat plant across the country, after the figures he presented to Dáil Éireann on Thursday evening were contradicted by the HSE the following morning. Commenting on the discrepancy between the two sets of figures Denis Naughten …

Naughten urges Councils to explore use of outdoor spaces to support restaurants & cafes

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has backed calls from the Taoiseach for local authorities to show flexibility in relation to outdoor seating. “As we move through the roadmap for the lifting of restrictions, we need to look at solutions that will help local businesses to re-open safely, get people back to work and help our economy to start to recover,” stated …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

Huge opportunities to develop our towns & rural areas as funding schemes open for applications – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local communities to look at innovative ways to bring people into their community as well as enhancing amenities for local people. This follows the opening this week of five different funds which can support local employment.   Earlier this morning Minister Michael Ring sought applications under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides communities with …

Covid supports must not be paid to accommodation providers who refuse student refunds – Naughten

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

Limerick University should have public funding stopped until it refunds its students Denis Naughten has called on the Government to ensure that no student accommodation provider should be able to avail of financial support from the State if it has not refunded students forced to leave college early due to Covid-19. “This is not just private providers of accommodation because …