Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool Raised in Dail

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

13. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will approve the development of a swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33238/11] Deputy Michael Ring: Under the local authority swimming pool programme, which is administered by my Department, grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 …

Decision to establish Lifeboat on Lough Ree welcomed

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the RNLI to establish a lifeboat service on Lough Ree stating that it will make this valuable amenity a much safer place for all users. “I would like to acknowledge the work of the local branch of the IWAI, local sub-aqua clubs, the organising committee and those who supported the public …

€4.6m owed to local Farmers

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the fact that Roscommon and Leitrim farmers are awaiting over €4.6m in outstanding grant payments from the Department of Agriculture as “unacceptable”. “At present there are 2049 applications for Single Farm and Disadvantaged Area Payments from Leitrim and Roscommon farmers which remain unpaid and this is putting significant financial pressure on many farm families …

Naughten expresses disappointment at closure of Boyle courthouse

In North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has expressed disappointment at the confirmation today (Tuesday) that Boyle Courthouse is to close – the fifth court sitting to be lost in the county in recent years. The decision has been made by the Courts Service and will result in Boyle District Court being amalgamated with the court sitting in Carrick-on-Shannon while the Circuit Court sittings …

New ambulance base in Tuam exposes need for West Roscommon

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action to address the lack of proper ambulance cover in West Roscommon, pointing out that it is now the only area in the West of Ireland which is an ambulance blackspot. While welcoming the commencement of construction of the ambulance base in Tuam, which will service areas of west Roscommon like Cloonfad …

Shame as cancer and heart patients to pay for Portiuncula underfunding

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the decision by the HSE to force the closure of the chemotherapy and warfarin clinics at Portiuncula Hospital to subsidise underfunding at the hospital as “shameful”. “Under a new ‘cost saving’ plan, cancer patients will now have to face the war zone which is University Hospital Galway to receive treatment. So as well as …

Clonark Garda Station waiting to see the light – Naughten

In News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the OPW that Clonark Garda Station will be made available to the Garda authorities as soon as the electricity has been connected, later this month. The plan was that the renovated Garda Station would be available to An Garda Síochána by mid October 2011, but this was now been delayed due to …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …