Naughten not to contest next General Election

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Video, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/1YWo_TYHLe0   Denis Naughten has announced that he will not contest the next General Election, which is due in 2025. I have decided, for both personal and professional reasons, after giving 26 years of my life to national politics that now is the time to step back and explore new opportunities. I want to thank the people of counties Longford, …

Disappointment as Minister has no plans to visit Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed disappointment that Heritage Minister Malcolm Noonan TD has no plans to visit the community at Lough Funshinagh to see the environmental devastation for himself. The invitation to visit had been extended by his colleague Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister for the Office of Public Works, in the context of the ongoing work to secure planning …

National study shows Portiuncula ED under most pressure due to trolleys- Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

“Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe has the most pressurised Emergency Department in the Country due to the lack of available beds” claims local TD, Denis Naughten. The true extent of the chaos being faced by staff at Portiuncula Hospital has been revealed in a nationwide analysis of the hospital trolley numbers reflected as a percentage of overall numbers of beds available to …

Scanner broken at Portiuncula Hospital for over two years as patients continued to be added to waiting list – Naughten

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

Bone density scans have been suspended in Portiuncula Hospital for over two years and will not recommence until the broken scanner is replaced next month, Denis Naughten TD has revealed.   Almost 1,000 people are now on the waiting list for a bone density scan at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe with just 90 people referred to other hospitals for scans …

New Army HQ should be based in Athlone – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Tánaiste to designate Custume Barracks in Athlone as the location for the proposed new Army Headquarters, as recommended by the Commission on the Defence Forces. Addressing the issue in the Dáil, Denis Naughten pointed out that when the report was published 12 months ago it recommended the urgent restructuring of the Army …

Rehab project at Roscommon Hospital on hold since 2020 – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that plans for a regional rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital have been put on hold since the pandemic in 2020 and won’t be considered again until later in 2023. “This admission by the HSE that it has long-fingered the rehabilitation unit is not the first time this project was delayed,” stated Denis …

€3m allocated for walking and cycling infrastructure in County Galway – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €3m for walking and cycling infrastructure in County Galway by the National Transport Authority. This includes funding for a number of schemes in rural towns and villages and in the town of Ballinasloe. As part of the allocation the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide for safer cycling …

€2.5m allocated for walking and cycling infrastructure in Roscommon – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €2.5m for walking and cycling infrastructure in County Roscommon by the National Transport Authority. Among the areas which will receive funding are projects in Bealnamullia, Lecarrow, Cootehall, Castlerea and Ballinlough. As part of the allocation the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide for safer cycling and walking facilities …

Naughten calls on Taoiseach to intervene over capacity at Portiuncula Hospital

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has requested that the Taoiseach intervene as a matter of urgency to ensure plans for a new emergency department as well as additional bed capacity at Portiuncula Hospital proceed without further delay.   Speaking in the Dáil today (Wednesday), Denis Naughten told the Taoiseach: “In  June 2020 I wrote to the then Minister for Health, the …

Older people gain access to quicker care as ambulances can now transport patients to Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

As of 9am today (Monday) ambulances can now bring medical patients who meet agreed clinical criteria directly to Roscommon University Hospital instead. This prevents these patients being taken to an emergency department where they could be left in a parked ambulance and have to wait 24 hours on a trolley before getting a bed, Denis Naughten TD has stated. “The …