Update on new open prison in Castlerea

In Families, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

QUESTION NO:  151 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter) by Deputy Denis Naughten for WRITTEN on Thursday, 23rd May, 2013. *  To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if prisoners to be accommodated in Harristown house, Castlerea, County Roscommon, are to be allowed to leave the grounds of Castlerea Prison to access the …

Department approval clears major hurdle for water upgrade – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The final approval by the Department of the Environment to upgrade the Roscommon Central regional water supply means the council can now engage with contractors on the installation of a solution to the current cryptosporidium problem. “I am glad that the Department of the Environment acceded to the request to turn around approval for the upgrade of the Roscommon Central …

Department asked to expedite approval of Roscommon Water upgrade – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed he will ask the Minister for the Environment to expedite an application by Roscommon County Council for the upgrade of the Roscommon Central regional water supply in the Dáil this week. “The Council has sought approval from the Department of the Environment to install a filtration and ultraviolet light treatment system which would effectively deal …

Reform & reviews must not impact on Portiuncula maternity services– Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

There is genuine concern that the new hospital grouping plans, along with the on-going HIQA report into maternity services, may detrimentally impact on the provision of maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. “Yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) announcement by Minister Reilly will see the grouping of Portiuncula Hospital with six other hospitals – four of which also have …

New hospital grouping will need to be monitored – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The plan to relocate less complex medical procedures to smaller hospitals under plans announced this week needs to be closely monitored as a result of experiences in Roscommon which have left a lot of unanswered questions, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “While the theory behind the new hospital grouping makes sense, to date the experience has been that while …

Minister expects report on Fr. Molloy case “shortly” – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Monday 11th March 2013     Justice Minister Alan Shatter informed Denis Naughten in the Dáil last week that he expects to have the Garda report on the cold case review into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy “shortly”.   Denis Naughten, who has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions over the last decade, said: “This review …

Tender approval will address poor water quality – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the news that Roscommon County Council has been granted approval to invite tenders for four water treatment schemes. These include schemes in Arigna, Boyle/Ardcarne, Roscommon Central and South Roscommon areas. “This announcement will address the on-going problem of poor quality of water in certain areas,” stated Denis Naughten. “The communities in each of these areas …

Naughten seeks meeting with Prison Service over future of Harristown House

In News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has confirmed that he has sought a meeting with the head of the Irish Prison Service regarding the development of Harristown House in Castlerea as an open prison. “I have sought the meeting with Michael Donnellan, Director General of the Irish Prison Service, to discuss concerns over the proposed development of Harristown House as a low security facility …

Naughten raises progress on undocumented Irish with Tánaiste

In East Galway, Families by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten raised the issue of the undocumented Irish in the United Sates with the Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore this week following comments on the issue by President Obama and US Senators.   He pointed out to the Tánaiste that a twin track approach needs to be taken by US authorities to secure their external …