Funding for Granlahan NS welcomed

In Education, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Education that he has approved an Emergency Works Grant application for Granlahan NS, Co. Roscommon. “I would like to commend the principal & board of management of the school for putting a compelling case to the Department of Education for the funding to repair the roof at the school,” …

Public access to local forests to be retained – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Fergus O’Dowd that the existing access enjoyed by the public to Coillte owned forestry will be retained into the future. Denis Naughten raised the matter on the floor of the Dáil this week following concerns being raised that access to local forestry could be restricted in the future. In response, Minister …

Naughten welcomes appointment of critical nursing staff at Roscommon Hospital

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation by the HSE that two existing theatre nursing vacancies at Roscommon County Hospital are to be filled through the redeployment/internal transfer of staff. “The theatre nursing posts are not only vital to the running of the running of surgery but also the maintenance of the 24/7 A&E department at Roscommon County Hospital,” stated Denis Naughten. …

Withdrawal of hospital services halted – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Any plans by the HSE for the withdrawal of services from smaller hospitals have now been halted by Fine Gael, Denis Naughten confirmed this week. The decision has been made by Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, who previously wrote to the HSE prior to the election requesting that it would “refrain from implementing any changes in respect of services …

Naughten urges voters to keep a “strong voice” in Roscommon-South Leitrim

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged voters to support him when they go to the polls this Friday to ensure they keep a “strong voice” in Roscommon-South Leitrim. “I believe I can offer a positive & constructive voice which is in these difficult times and that I have demonstrated I am not afraid to take the tough decisions that are needed,” stated …

Naughten corrects misleading statements on FG commitment to Roscommon Hospital

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has clarified recent misleading statements that have been made regarding Fine Gael’s commitment to Roscommon Hospital and has reiterated that the commitment will secure the future of the hospital. “Over the last week several inaccurate and misleading statements have been made regarding Fine Gael’s commitment to the future of Roscommon Hospital,” stated Denis Naughten. “It is wholly inaccurate …

Naughten re-affirms commitment to Roscommon Hospital on RTE

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Fine Gael’s commitment to both retain and develop services at Roscommon Hospital was reiterated by Denis Naughten during his appearance on RTE1’s ‘Campaign Daily’ today (Monday). During a discussion on Fine Gael’s ‘FairCare’ plan to reform the health services Denis Naughten confirmed that under the plan the future of Roscommon Hospital – and other similar small hospitals – would be …

Naughten re-affirms commitment to Portiuncula Hospital

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten today (Monday) reiterated Fine Gael’s commitment on the future of small hospitals when interviewed on RTE1’s ‘Campaign Daily’. He confirmed that Fine Gael is committed to both retaining and developing services in small hospitals such as Portiuncula and Roscommon Hospitals “Under our proposals the future of services at Portiuncula Hospital will be determined locally. This will see a …

National wetlands park would alleviate Shannon flooding – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The establishment of a national wetlands park would alleviate flooding from the River Shannon and offer hope to communities in the catchment of the river basin, according to Fine Gael’s Denis Naughten. “It is now well over 12 months since communities along the Shannon suffered devastating flooding yet few people in the catchment area are confident that the same situation …