Rural strategy right but will Dublin decisionmakers deliver it? asks Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Plan can bring life into village streets   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Dáil’s Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed the Government’s Rural Future plan which he says, if delivered, will give families a real option of living in their own home in a rural community instead of renting in Dublin City. However, Denis Naughten has warned that the key …

More State focus on courts than addressing needs of victims – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has said that the Prime Time exposé has again highlighted an institutional determination to defend court cases rather than address the concerns of victims of a failed policy or misdiagnosis and support vulnerable children who are reliant on State services. “The focus of the State’s approach is to defend the existing Departments’ policy approach at all costs instead …

Vaccine more prevalent than information on roll out – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked An Taoiseach to intervene to ensure that housebound older people are told when they can expect to receive the Covid-19 vaccine through the National Ambulance Service. “On 11th March the National Ambulance Service started the Covid vaccination of housebound patients around the Dublin area. A week later the HSE informed us that 300 of the estimated …

€200,000 secured to support Ballinasloe businesses – Broderick & Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

Funding of €200,000 has been secured Cllr. Tim Broderick to facilitate street scaping works in Ballinasloe. Cllr. Broderick, along with local TD Denis Naughten and fellow Councillor Dr Evelyn Parsons, had sought increased funding earlier this month from Galway County Council under the street scaping scheme announced last summer. “A total of 79 businesses had applied for funding for works …

Information on Services and Supports for Rural Dwellers

In Blog, East Galway by Denis Naughten

click on link for information booklet: GRD Rural Resources PDF   Over the last period of time Galway Rural Development (GRD)has written a series of very helpful information booklets.   While focused primarily on County Galway the information is relevant to all rural dwellers. For the contact details of the agencies in County Roscommon please contact me on 090 6627557 …

€500k investment for Mote Park – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 for the Mote Park outdoor recreation trail experience and a cycle link to the Beara Breffni Way on the River Suck. The funding from Minister Heather Humphreys will be used to develop traditional ground trails through the park as well as new vertical trails and a vertical walkway viewing tower …

€500k investment for Mote Forest Park – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 for the Mote Park outdoor recreation trail experience and a cycle link to the Beara Breffni Way on the River Suck. The funding from Minister Heather Humphreys will be used to develop traditional ground trails through the park as well as new vertical trails and a vertical walkway viewing tower …

Why are family carers forgotten as back office staff are vaccinated?

In Blog, Families, Health, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

We need straight answers from the doctors advising Government on vaccine roll out!   Last December, before any vaccination priority list was published, I made contact with An Taoiseach asking that family carers be included on the vaccine prioritisation list.   The reasons I asked for family carers to be included as a priority was:   Firstly, they are the …

Dáil Committee must be established to design 3rd banking force – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called for the establishment of a cross party Dáil Committee which, supported by the State, would design and builds on the key elements of a third banking force. Addressing a series of meetings following the planned closure of Bank of Ireland branches across provincial Ireland, Denis Naughten said: “We have two distinct customer bases that are …

5 local schools secure investment – Naughten

In Education, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed investment that has been provided for five schools across County Roscommon.   “Over the last three months two local schools have been approved funding for additional classrooms while a further three schools have received funding for improvement works,” stated Denis Naughten.   St. Nathy’s College and Carrick NS have secured funding for additional classrooms …