Bowel cancer screening programme for Roscommon postponed – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The bowel cancer screening programme due to commence next January and which included Roscommon County Hospital as a centre for the service has been postponed for at least six months, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “Last July when the Government closed our A&E we were promised that Roscommon County Hospital would become a centre of excellence for bowel cancer …

Funding for Roscommon pool welcome – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Investment is boost for local tourism Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €367,000 for Roscommon swimming pool pointing out that “it will improve accessibility to the pool for people with a disability”. “The funding will be of benefit to people with mobility difficulties, the elderly and local organisations such as the Brothers of Charity and the Resource …

Funding for Athlone pool welcome – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Investment is boost for local tourism Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding for the swimming pool at Athlone Regional Sports stating that “it will improve accessibility to the pool for people with a disability”. “The funding will be of benefit to people with mobility difficulties, the elderly and local organisations such as the St. Hilda’s Services,” …

One additional paramedic not good enough – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The disclosure by the HSE that only one additional advanced paramedic has been appointed to the ambulance service following the closure of the A&E department at Roscommon County Hospital has been described as totally unacceptable by Denis Naughten TD. “At the time of the closure of Roscommon County Hospital both the HSE and Department of Health gave clear commitments to …

Carrick staff lead way as almost E345 million saved through Welfare control measures

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has complimented Social Welfare staff in Carrick-on-Shannon who have spearheaded savings of close to €50m/month in Welfare fraud and control measures In the first seven months of the year officials have reviewed 350,000 individual claims for Social Welfare payments resulting in savings of close to €345m for the taxpayer. “The Central Control Division of the Department …

Naughten raises concern over Portiuncula A&E cuts

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Cuts of €1 million per month to the budget of the A&E department at Portiuncula Hospital will have serious implications for those relying on the hospital, Denis Naughten TD has stated. The budget for the hospital’s A&E unit will now be cut from €3.92m per month to €2.93m – a reduction of €1m a month. “The closure of the accident …

ANSAmed sale is positive news for Boyle jobs -Naughten

In Business & Jobs, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

ANSAmed sale is positive news for Boyle jobs -Naughten Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the strategic sale of ANSAmed medical device company in Boyle, Co.Roscommon stating that it” provides potential for future job creation in the North Roscommon area” The sale of ANSAmed to US company Vention, while retaining the existing management team at the Boyle plant should allay …

Contract signed for Creagh Sewerage scheme after years of waiting

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the signing of contracts by Roscommon County Council for the final phase of the Creagh Sewerage Scheme on the outskirts of Ballinasloe. The announcement was also welcomed by local Councillor Ollie Moore who stated that the contract has been awarded to the company EPS and that Roscommon County Council will be meeting with the …