Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss the Development of Rural Hubs, Broadband and Mobile Coverage in Rural Ireland

In Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9am to discuss the development of rural digital hubs, broadband and mobile coverage in rural Ireland. Dr. Stjohn O’Connor and Mr. Turlough O’Brien from the Department of Community and Rural Development will appear in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House as the …

Frontline workers must get additional leave – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

As alternative Government could follow Scottish example with £500 bonus   Frontline workers who have been running our hospital and community services should at a very minimum be provided with additional paid leave after they have managed to keep our services running through two waves of the Covid 19 pandemic. 21 weeks ago the Taoiseach promised me that he would …

Local schools secure €1m in IT funding – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €1m to local primary and second level schools throughout County Roscommon & East Galway. On average each local primary school will get about €3,500 and each secondary school will receive around €15,000, with the actual allocation based on the school enrolment. “This is a great boost to local schools and there …

Government must release all data behind lockdown decision – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Taoiseach to publish the data used to make the decisions on the lifting of the Level 5 lockdown from next week. “This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t …

Stay and Spend initiative has €99.6m underspend– Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Savings should underwrite gift voucher guarantee The Minister for Finance has admitted that the Government’s Stay & Spend scheme will see just over €400,000 being refunded to hospitality sector customers well short of the Department for Finance projected uptake at €100m at this stage, says Denis Naughten. Speaking in the Dáil this morning Denis Naughten called for the underspend of …

1,500 people will have to wait until next year to access disabled driver scheme – Naughten

In Disability, News by Denis Naughten

TD to seek Dáil approval to start processing Primary Medical Certs now, not January   Approximately 1,500 people who are entitled to access the disabled driver scheme which was suspended last June will now have to wait until January before the scheme recommences. However, Denis Naughten has expressed concern that because staff are also involved with managing Covid-19 “the waiting …

Stay & Spend savings should underwrite gift voucher guarantee – Naughten

In Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

In Dáil Éireann tomorrow (Thursday) Denis Naughten TD will seek to have the Government’s Stay & Spend scheme restructured to ensure gift vouchers issued in the tourism and hospitality sector can either be redeemed or refunded in 2021. “Government has set aside €140m for the Stay & Spend Scheme to issue tax refunds for the period October to December 2020, …

Ignoring funding local mental health during will have long term consequences – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Families and individuals without vital mental health supports are left in desperate situation   Local TD, Denis Naughten has said that the disclosure of the fact that not one additional cent of pandemic funding has been provided for mental health services in Roscommon, Galway & Mayo will have long term consequences for individuals and families over the weeks and months …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme

In Families, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9am in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme. Officials from the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands will appear before the Committee, nine days after a public consultation carried out …