Over 1,150 military personnel to be based in Custume Barracks – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Custume Barracks biggest employer in Athlone Over 1,150 military personnel will be based in Custume Barracks, Athlone, following the closure of barracks in Cavan and Mullingar, Denis Naughten TD has been informed. At present 902 military personnel and 35 civilians are based in Custume Barracks, figures that will rise to 1,161 military personnel and 54 civilians once the closures have …

County Roscommon furthest away from A&E

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

People living in County Roscommon are now further away from a fully functioning A&E than those living in any other county according to an analysis by NUI Maynooth’s National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. Responding to the analysis, local TD Denis Naughten said this analysis clearly shows how important the A&E at Roscommon Hospital was to the people of …

Government to consider Wetlands Park to alleviate Shannon flooding: Naughten

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that the Government will consider a proposal to establish a national wetlands park in the North Midlands, which would also alleviate the scale of flooding from the River Shannon. Minister Jimmy Deenihan has agreed to have the proposal evaluated as a result of representations from Denis Naughten. “We are all aware of the …

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 …

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 …

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,” …

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 …