Investment in local greenway projects welcomed – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to plan and develop local greenways across counties Roscommon, Longford and Offaly which have huge potential to promote tourism and create long term sustainable job across the region. As part of this announcement €100,000 has been allocated for the “Lough Ree Greenway” Project to fund a concept and feasibility study …

Childcare workers need a living wage

In Blog, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Watch what I said here:  https://youtu.be/2hIebLI7oKw Speaking in the Dáil last night I pointed out that we must develop a childcare model which will ensure childcare staff are paid a living wage without pushing up fees for parents. The Programme for Government states “we will progress to a living wage over the lifetime of the Government”. So let’s start with …

Phase 4 deferred as Government ignores advice of Regional TDs

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

I’m deeply disappointed that Government has deferred phase 4 of the lifting of the Coronavirus lockdown, which is in no small way due to the fact that it has ignored constructive advice provided to it by the Regional group of TDs.   Last March we highlighted the issue of house parties and we were assured by Government that we had …

Enterprise Committee asked to consider impact of Aptar review – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD that he has asked the Western Region Enterprise Committee to look at the local implications of the ongoing review of operations by Aptar in Ballinasloe. The Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment was responding to a Dáil question posed by Deputy Naughten following his previous …

Naughten calls for €15k Regional Home Regeneration Grant

In Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

  First-time buyers who purchase an existing property in a town or village with a significant residential vacancy rate should be eligible to receive a grant of €15,000, Denis Naughten has told the Dáil.   Speaking on a motion regarding affordable housing he proposed that “the grant be available to off-set against their mortgage deposit requirement”.   “Conservatively, there are …

Taoiseach to examine proposal for additional leave for healthcare workers – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed a commitment by the Taoiseach to examine his proposal to offer additional paid leave to frontline healthcare workers.   Speaking during Leaders Question in the Dáil today (Wednesday), Denis Naughten pointed out that now is the time to recognise the commitment of doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants proposing “I believe the very minimum we should offer …

Naughten to raise Aptar future with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten will raise the future of the jobs at the Aptar plant in Ballinasloe with the new Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Vardakar in Dáil Éireann this Tuesday.   “The decision by Ballinasloe based company Aptar is to review its operation in the town over the coming weeks will cause huge anxiety, not just for …