Portiuncula tender documents to be issued in early New Year – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Tender documents for enabling works at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are to be issued to the short-listed contractors in early January, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment which I secured from Government in Project Ireland 2040, and which was delivered upon by Minister …

€137,000 to address flooding on Drum Road– Naughten

In Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €108,000 from Minister Boxer Moran towards the cost of addressing an ongoing flooding problem on the Drum Road, at Crancam. The total cost of works, which will be completed by Roscommon County Council is €137,000. These works will address the risk of flooding to homes as well as a serious traffic …

Naughten secures 25% cut to hospital injury units charges

In Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has just received confirmation that the charge for people attending hospital injury units across the country is to be cut from €100 to €75 in the coming days on foot of a proposal the Roscommon Galway TD put forward last month. Denis Naughten proposed in the Dáil that in order to better utilise injury units in hospitals which …

€500,000 to enhance Athlone Castle – Naughten

In News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local towns in Hidden Heartlands secure €2m   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 to improve access to Athlone Castle from the town bridge, develop improved information for tourists and provide an outdoor performance space. The funding, which has been secured from Failte Ireland by Westmeath County Council, is one of 4 local projects which will …

Local social enterprises secure €42,000 – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €42,200 for a number of social enterprises across County Roscommon & East Galway which will allow to invest in a range of areas including the purchase of new kitchen equipment, computers, training material, or carry out minor refurbishments. The largest grant allocated to the area is for €15,000 which is going …

Medical disclosure law will take more cases out of court system – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication today of the new Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019  which will provide patients with information on serious medical incidents by health professionals. “This new law has the potential to take cases out of the legal system altogether” explained Denis Naughten. “The new Bill is based on the principals of a Bill I …

€470,000 Boyle funding to link town with Lough Key – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, Video by Denis Naughten

Local towns in Hidden Heartlands secure €2m   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €470,000 to link King House, the Pleasure Grounds, Boyle Abbey and the Lough Key cycleway with a new walkway. The investment will not only improve the existing walkway along the Boyle River but also see an upgrade of the Pleasure Grounds in Boyle …

Government backs down on bingo prizemoney – Naughten

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Government has backed down on the 50% prizemoney cap to be paid out to bingo goers across the country On foot of an amendment proposed by Martin Kenny TD, which I seconded and with the support of the Government and other parties, organisers of large bingos will continue to be able to pay …

Confidence vote on Housing Minister

In Blog, Families, Infrastructure, Older People by Denis Naughten

This no-confidence motion was a political stunt by the Social Democrats to garner support in last weeks by-elections. If they had been serious about the housing crisis they would not have tried to undermine the national broadband plan which would help to make vacant homes in towns, villages and rural areas attractive to families who can work remotely thus bringing …

New bingo laws

In Blog, Families, Local Issues, Older People by Denis Naughten

On foot on numerous representations that I have received regarding possible changes to the running of bingo by community groups across the Country, I have been engaging directly with Minister of State, David Stanton. Below I’m attaching a briefing note which he provided to me. He has also stated that while a community group/charity who are running their own bingo …