Families penalised for renting out “Fair Deal” homes – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Unjust system adding to housing shortage by trebling penalty on such homes Denis Naughten TD is seeking decisive and immediate action to reform the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme and release around 14,000 vacant homes where the owners have gone into a nursing home. “While I welcome the proposed reforms of the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme which …

letter to IBEC on beef talks

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

                                    ‪Earlier today I called to IBEC HQ with a letter calling on them to intervene to ensure that Meat Industry & Supermarkets attend beef talks #ComeToTheTable‬

IBEC must intervene to bring meat industry back to the table – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Rural Ireland set to become 40 shades of yellow instead of green Denis Naughten is calling on IBEC, the umbrella organisation for Meat Industry Ireland, to directly intervene in the beef dispute and ensure that both it and Retail Ireland, which represents the major supermarkets, get around the negotiating table before irreparable damage is caused to the beef industry. “Walking …

Beef farmer must have secure share of supermarket price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Farmer margin dropping by 1.7% each year Addressing the Agriculture Committee this afternoon, Denis Naughten TD said “we must bring about a situation where beef farmers have a fixed share of the price paid by supermarket customers for their product”. “A lot of the anger expressed by farmers is around cattle specifications and supermarkets need to provide a justification for …

Naughten secures consolidated report on Government business supports

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the publication of a report which draws together all Government supports for local business throughout the country. “Earlier this year, with the support of opposition parties, I secured a legal commitment from Government to outline how we can support our local businesses which are the backbone of employment across this country. That has now led to …

Naughten supports retention of South Westmeath Hospice service

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has endorsed the local campaign to retain the operation of the existing hospice service at St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone, pending the establishment of a new service at Clonbrusk. Writing to the Health Minister, Denis Naughten pointed out: “The local community raised €1.9m to build the South Westmeath Hospice on the St Vincent’s Campus and there must …

New consultant starts in Roscommon Hospital – Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

16 strong new medical team first major investment in Urgent Care Centre since A&E closed   A new full-time permanent Consultant Physician will take up a post at Roscommon University Hospital next Monday as part of a team of 16 additional medical staff being recruited as a result of investment secured in Budget 2018 by Denis Naughten TD. “The €750,000 …

Naughten welcomes funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding for energy efficiency upgrades to local homes, businesses and community buildings that will improve quality of life and reduce operating costs. “A total of 18 local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more …

Cork air ambulance responds to 45 emergencies in a month – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Service based in Cork allowing  Athlone service to be available to respond to more local emergencies   The fact that the new air ambulance service based in County Cork has already responded to 45 emergencies in its first 30 days of operation clearly justifies the need for the establishment of the service to take pressure off the air ambulance based …

Local health projects remain on track but funding must be forthcoming to bring them to completion – Naughten

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

    A number of local health projects in Roscommon Town and Ballinasloe are included in the HSE Capital Plan to 2022 but the Government must ensure funding is put in place to complete the projects, local TD Denis Naughten has stated.   “The 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, the Rehab Unit at Roscommon Hospital and the major …