Quinn school climb-down must include rural schools – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to back down on plans to reduce supports for DEIS schools but has also called on him to take a similar approach to plans to cut supports to small rural schools. “By 2013 rural schools will need 20 pupils to retain two teachers, 56 pupils to retain …

Roscommon Community Tourism Network free event

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Roscommon tourism and recreational related businesses, events and attractions within County Roscommon are invited to become involved in the inaugural “Showcase Roscommon”, which will for one day promote the wide-ranging and diverse tourism events and attractions available within the County. There is no charge for exhibiting at or visiting this event. It is hoped that as many groups and businesses …

Local health services face additional cuts as merger with Galway continues: Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Merger could result in €800,000 cuts to Roscommon health funding Denis Naughten TD has expressed concerns over the merging of community health services in Roscommon and Galway following the appointment of a new “super-manager” to run all health services in the county, outside of Roscommon County Hospital. This appointment means that Roscommon’s Primary Community and Continuing Care (PCCC) budget will …

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 …

Local hospitals under threat as Government considers closures – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed surprised at the frank admission by Health Minister James Reilly and HSE Chief Cathal McGee that long stay hospitals for older people will not only see numbers reduced but could in fact be closed to balance the health budget. Such long stay hospitals locally include: St. Patricks Hospital, Carrick on Shannon; Aras Naomh Caoileann, …

Latest opening date for health centre autumn 2012 – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has expressed his disappointment at delays in the opening of the new primary care centre in Monksland. It has been confirmed that the target opening date of 1st January 2012 will now be missed. “Work has commenced on the development of the new health centre and the latest information I have been provided with by the HSE …

Merger of community health services remains a threat – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has raised concerns over the merging of community health services in Roscommon and Galway following confirmation from the HSE that it is in discussions with unions over plans to recruit a senior management post on a joint basis between both counties. This would see control of Roscommon’s community health services budget – for services such as public …

Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool Raised in Dail

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

13. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will approve the development of a swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33238/11] Deputy Michael Ring: Under the local authority swimming pool programme, which is administered by my Department, grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 …