Tánaiste to seek new legal advice on Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

A crisis intensified by climate change   Denis Naughten TD has obtained the agreement of the Tánaiste, Micheal Martin TD, to seek new legal advice from the Attorney General as a result of two new pieces of evidence that significantly change the facts of the Lough Funshinagh case considered by the courts in 2021. Deputy Naughten made the request following …

Denis Naughten pays tribute to late John Connor

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

I was both shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of my former colleague John Connor. John was someone who cared passionately for rural Ireland and had an in-depth knowledge of farming and agriculture, which was reflected in his many valued contributions as a TD, Senator and Councillor. But John also had a deep understanding of international affairs. …

Urgent action needed to address flooding risks at Lough Funshinagh and Shannon Callows – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted the critical situation facing the communities around Lough Funshinagh and the Shannon Callows due to the ongoing delays in implementing long promised flood mitigation measures. Speaking in the Dáil last Thursday, Denis Naughten pointed out that with Lough Funshinagh’s water level now 330mm higher than in 2020, the threat of flooding looms larger than …

24 dentists left medical card scheme across Roscommon & Galway – Naughten

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

A total of 24 dentists have withdrawn from the medical card scheme across Roscommon and Galway over the last five years leaving many patients unable to access dental treatment, Denis Naughten TD has revealed. “In this time just over half of the dentists providing a service to County Roscommon patients have left the scheme, while 40% of dentists have left …

Roscommon’s empty surgical ward must be included in hospital bed expansion – 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 called on the Minister for Health to ensure a surgery ward at Roscommon University Hospital which remains empty, is included in Government plans for 1,500 new hospital beds across the country.   “The HSE has issued a tender for 1,500 new hospital beds at 15 sites across the country and it is imperative that the …

St. Teresa’s receives 3 new classrooms, as new school to be fast-tracked – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the Minister for Education that St. Teresa’s special school in Ballinasloe is about to receive three new temporary classrooms while the new school building project is to be fast-tracked. “Over the Easter break, plans are underway to provide three new modular general classrooms to cater for the current needs of St. Teresa’s …

Portiuncula must be included in new hospital bed expansion – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Health to ensure a second 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, is included in Government plans for 1,500 new hospital beds across the country. “The HSE has issued a tender for 1,500 new hospital beds at 15 sites across the country and it is imperative that Portiuncula, which …

Taoiseach must deliver for Ballinasloe on visit today – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten is calling on An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD to announce the new Emergency Department for Portiuncula Hospital and jobs on the IDA business campus in the Town when he visits both sites today.   When An Taoiseach visits Portiuncula Hospital we will be visiting the busiest and most overcrowded Emergency Department in Ireland in 2023 and …

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 …