Funding available for meals on wheels, cancer transport, school safety & recreation areas – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Applications are being sought from local groups under the Clár programme to support community initiatives such as meals on wheels, transport for cancer patients, improved pedestrian safety especially around schools and the development or enhancement of community recreation areas, says Denis Naughten TD. The request for applications was announced by Minister Michael Ring and applications for 90% funding must be …

Just transition report welcome but we need to see action now – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the Just Transition Commissioner Report but warned we need to see real action on the delivery of measures within communities right across the region now.   “Every time we hear of ‘Just Transition’ we are always one more announcement away from action,” stated Denis Naughten. “We cannot accept a situation where we must wait …

Restart Grant now available for small local businesses

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

  Restart Grant now available for small local businesses   Small businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant which will amount to between €2,000 and €10,000.   The COVID-19 Business Restart Grant for micro and small businesses is a tool to support small businesses in our towns and villages, impacted by Covid-19 to reopen their doors and reconnect with …

Dáil takes historic move to directly question three Ministers on scale of Covid infection in meat industry – Naughten

In Agriculture, Health, Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has confirmed the Dáil Business Committee has taken the unprecedented step of holding three Cabinet Ministers accountable in a single Dáil session on the scale of Covid-19 infection in the meat processing industry.   Denis Naughten secured the support of the members of the Dáil Business Committee to hold a specific debate on how several meat processors across the country …

COVID 19 – Business Supports Update with Focus on Wage Subsidy, Funding & Effective Cashflow Management

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

THIS IS A VITAL SEMINAR FOR ALL BUSINESS PLANNING TO REOPEN IN THE COMING WEEKS   Date: Wednesday, 13th May 2020 TOMORROW Time: 11.30am– 12.30pm Delivered By: Grant Thornton   This Zoom seminar is being jointly offered by the LEOs & Chambers of Commerce of Counties Roscommon & Longford. This is available to all local business regardless of County!   …

HSE establishes national team to look at meat plant infection following request by Naughten

In Agriculture, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation by the HSE that it has established a multi-agency group to look at the current Covid-19 outbreaks in the meat processing industry, following his request at a meeting with HSE management last Wednesday.   “While work is ongoing across the country to address specific clusters of Covid-19 infection associated with meat plants and asylum …

€17k to improve local playgrounds – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €17,247 from Minister Katherine Zappone to upgrade four local playgrounds in Ballinasloe, Ballyforan, Lecarrow and Monksland. “The funding, which has been provided to Galway & Roscommon County Councils, is to upgrade existing playgrounds which require investment and will be a welcome amenity for local children as the Covid-19 restrictions are …

Naughten highlights need for better communication on meat plant infection

In Agriculture, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has this afternoon (Wednesday) met with senior HSE management regarding the urgent need for a co-ordinated national approach to Covid-19 infections in meat processing facilities across the country.   “We have seen the impact of the delay in reacting to Covid infections in nursing homes and unless the HSE acts swiftly we could have a similar …

Government should relax restrictions in counties with low Covid numbers – Naughten

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

Areas can become a testbed for living with Covid-19     This afternoon Denis Naughten asked An Taoiseach to consider relaxing restrictions on returning to work in parts of the country which have seen consistently low numbers of Covid-19 infection. He said: “It makes no sense that parts of the country with low rates of Covid-19 infection should remain in …

Bord na Mona lay-offs threaten Dáil solidarity on Covid – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has written to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, asking him to directly intervene to ensure Bord na Mona applies Government funded Covid supports in an equitable manner. “We have a bizarre situation where a Semi-State company is using the wage subsidy scheme for some of its employees while using the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for other employees and …