€30m post office package welcome but Government still silent on long term sustainability – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The allocation of €30m in once off-funding over three years to the post office network is welcome but ignores the need for a long-term sustainability strategy that is key for postmasters/mistresses to decide if they will continue to keep the doors open, says Denis Naughten TD. “As the architect behind the strategic plan to save An Post and its network …

Ericsson jobs boost confirms midlands as Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, Local Issues, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Ericsson that it is to recruit 250 people at its Research and Development Centre in Athlone to support the ongoing development of its global 5G mobile technology programme. “This is a significant endorsement of Athlone as an integral part of Ericsson’s global research and development footprint from a company which has …

Athlone autism places to be discussed in Dáil Éireann tomorrow morning

In Blog, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Last week I planned to question Minister Josepha Madigan in the Dáil on the provision of autism specific school places for students in South Roscommon and Athlone at both primary & post primary level: This was on foot of concerns regarding the lack of places expressed to me by parents and data that I had collated on local demand. Sadly, …

More autism school places needed in South Roscommon & Athlone – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten is seeking to quiz the Education Minister this week on the lack of places in Athlone and South Roscommon for pupils with autism. “The lack of places is now forcing pupils from South Roscommon to travel up to 100km each day to avail of an education with two south Roscommon children facing a daily journey to …

Pensioner receives €3,262 hike in electricity bill due to estimations – Naughten

In Energy, Families, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

A pensioner living on her own has received a shocking electricity bill which has gone from €123 to €3,385 because her supplier has failed to read her meter for the past 24 months, Denis Naughten told the Dáil this afternoon. “To add to her shock, she is being charged all of these arrears at the current electricity rate compounding the …

Planning to be submitted next month for new Sacred Heart Hospital – Naughten

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that the HSE is to submit planning permission for the new long stay facility at the Sacred Heart Hospital next month. In a response to Deputy Naughten the HSE stated that planning notices are now being issued with formal planning permission to be sought from Roscommon County Council next month. “In Government, I …

Just 1 in 90 vacant homes available to rent in the middle of housing emergency – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that there is a fundamental flaw in our housing policy when there are 90,000 empty homes across the country in the middle of a housing crisis yet there are just 1,043 available to rent according to daft.ie. Using his constituency of Roscommon Galway as an example he pointed out: “County Roscommon has 4,090 vacant …

Closure of vaccination centre premature – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The decision to close Roscommon Vaccination Centre later this month is premature and should be delayed at least until a decision on the need for an additional Covid booster vaccine has been made, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “We have seen recently that Sweden’s Health Agency has recommended those aged 80 or above or living in nursing homes should …

Knockcroghery by-pass and redesignation of N61 to Roscommon Town

In Blog, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Attached is a copy of the reply that I received from Transport Infrastructure Ireland after raising the issue of the Knockcroghery by-pass and redesignation of N61 to Roscommon Town with the Minister for Transport.     From: Oireachtas <Oireachtas@tii.ie> Sent: 22 March 2022 10:40 To: Denis Naughten <Denis.Naughten@oireachtas.ie> Subject: [POSSIBLE SPAM] Parliamentary Question Ref. No. 12439/22 –- Knockcroghery by-pass and …

Waiting list delays finding 7 to 10 cancers a day – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Record waiting lists within our health service are resulting in delays in finding 7 to 10 invasive cancers every day, Denis Naughten TD has told An Taoiseach in the Dáil this afternoon. Deputy Naughten pointed to several reasons, including the impact of Covid, which have resulted in the record waiting lists across our health service. He went on to say …