Extension of Portiuncula Inquiry welcomed – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the extension of the Portiuncula Hospital inquiry to cover concerns raised by parents with regard to births at the hospital prior to 2014. “I believe it is imperative that all issues of concern raised by parents are enquired into as part of this review by Professor James Walker, from the Department of Obstetrics and …

Monksland Broadband Update

In Blog, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Last week I received the following update from Eircom regarding the roll out of high speed broadband to the Monksland area- There are several cabinets in this area, and not all work is completed which is not helping with the confusion. The snapshot below of Google Earth also includes the locations of our cabinets (green roadside cabinets which we use …

Portiuncula parents must be protected from sinister medical agenda – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has today (Monday) written to Minister Varadkar expressing serious concerns that the parents at the centre of the Portiuncula Hospital inquiry are being dragged into what can only be described as a “sinister medical politics plot”. “The parents at the centre of the Portiuncula Inquiry deserve the truth as to what happened to their babies and any …

Announcement on Roscommon jobs expected by mid-year – Naughten

In Jobs, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that an announcement on the IDA jobs in Roscommon Town is expected by the middle of 2015. Deputy Naughten raised the issue again recently with the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, who informed him that “IDA Ireland that it is confident that it will be in a position to make an announcement relating …

Progress on Cloonakilla NS welcome but must be fast tracked – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Jan O’Sullivan that Cloonakilla NS is to proceed through the Department’s planning process to tender stage over the coming weeks. However he has warned that it is imperative that construction starts “as soon as possible”. “While I welcome the progress on the project, it is vital for the pupils, teachers …

Portiuncula investigation must be independent & seen to be so – Naughten

In East Galway, Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, has welcomed the announcement of an independent investigation into baby deaths, and a spike in the number of babies born in Portiuncula Hospital, where there was evidence of oxygen deprivation during delivery. However, Deputy Naughten stated that he was disappointed that the parents of the babies involved, are finding out about the inquiry through the media & …

Irish Water must provide water solution to North East Roscommon – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

  3 year wait to lift boil water notice unacceptable Denis Naughten TD has called on Irish Water to immediately source a new mobile water treatment unit for the North East Roscommon Regional water supply at Grange Lake, instead of leaving families with a boil water notice for three years. “It is totally unacceptable that the people of Ballyleague, Strokestown, …

Cloonakilla NS announcement welcome but must be fast tracked – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Jan O’Sullivan that Cloonakilla NS is to be included in the school building programme for 2015. “Cloonakilla NS services one of the fastest growing communities in the country and, based on this criteria, it should have been included in the last five year school building programme,” stated Denis Naughten. “Therefore, …

Naughten raises Fr. Molloy report with Justice Minister

In Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in the Dáil today that she is now in possession of the report on the review of the files pertaining to the death of Fr. Niall Molloy. Denis Naughten has again raised the issue in the Dáil, where he has on many occasions called on the Justice Minister …