New outpatients department to open at Portiuncula on 12th March – Naughten

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

Work on Portiuncula 50 bed ward block to commence this summer Denis Naughten has received confirmation that the new out-patient department at Portiuncula hospital will open on 12th March, which will provide the opportunity to replace beds lost due to covid reconfiguration. He has also been informed that the tender for the construction of the new 50 bed ward block at …

Vaccination centres must cross county boundaries – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of the locations of the proposed vaccination centres has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD, however, he has warned it is imperative that these centres facilitate people regardless of their address.   “I have a fear that these centres could exclude people outside their GP catchment, the county where they are based or outside the relevant community health …

Remote workers get 7 cent a day in tax relief – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Remote workers will receive as little as 7 cent a day in a tax refund for remote working in 2020, despite forking out at least €210 in extra heating and lighting as a result of having to work from home, according to Denis Naughten TD “To date approximately 44,000 workers have submitted a tax reclaim for working from home in …

Tower at castle expected to open by Easter – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the Office of Public Works that the recently refurbished tower at Roscommon Castle is expected to be open to the public by Easter.   “While the opening will be dependent on any possible Covid restrictions in place, the office of public works expects that the south-facing tower which overlooks the park will …

Work starts on rural broadband in Mid Roscommon – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland has commenced construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Roscommon says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. It is expected that broadband connections will be available to rural homes in Mid Roscommon by the autumn, with pre-orders for connections being taken for connection to …

Portiuncula nursing bus back on the road – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has secured a commitment from the National Transport Authority that it will reinstate the 6.30 a.m. bus service from Galway to Ballinasloe to assist over 30 medical and nursing students travelling to Portiuncula Hospital. “We are all aware of the vital work that our student nurses and midwives are doing to help maintain our vital health …

Work starts on rural broadband in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon – Naughten

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland has commenced construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both Co. Galway and Co. Roscommon says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. “It is expected that the broadband connections will be available to rural homes in Ballinasloe and South Roscommon by summer, …

Naughten: concerns over ‘long-fingering’ of decision on power station demolition

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Seasonal staff need assurances on work this year Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed serious concerns with regard to the ongoing delay by Government in confirming that it will stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. Following a recommendation by the Just Transition Commissioner, Kieran Mulvey, a commitment was included in the …

Responses with regard to Lough Funshinagh

In Blog, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Over the last number of days I have received a number of Dáil replies along with a reply from the GSI. I’m also attaching a copy of a statement which I have issued following my engagement with the Ministers concerned and raising issues with regard to Minister Ryan’s reply. I have also spoken directly with the Chairman of the OPW …

Urgent intervention needed on Lough Funshinagh flooding – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has again been in communication with the Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue TD, seeking their urgent intervention on the rapidly deteriorating situation on the ground at Lough Funshinagh. “Water levels are now 9cm higher than the historic high-water mark set in April 2020 and as …