N61 “totally inadequate” – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has described the N61 as “totally inadequate” for the 5 million vehicles that use it every year and called for investment to improve safety along the route. “The N61 is totally inadequate to meet the volumes of traffic using it at present and it presents a real risk for those who are entering onto or exiting off this …

St. Brigid’s site can drive job creation – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Redevelopment of the St. Brigid’s Hospital site in Ballinasloe can be “a key driver of job creation in the South Roscommon & East Galway area”, according to Denis Naughten.    “Two years ago – with the support of Ballinasloe Area Community Development – I ran a workshop ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and produced a report on potential uses for the campus, …

121 people have cancer diagnosis delayed with devastating implications – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

A delayed cancer diagnosis could be facing 121 people, with potentially devastating implications for their survival, because the HSE is refusing to fund an innovative rapid urology model developed at Roscommon Hospital, states Denis Naughten.   “Approximately 1,350 patients of the 9,000 long waiting list for urology are passing blood and urgently need to be assessed by a consultant. But …

Illegal Dumping

In Blog, Environment by Denis Naughten

The issue of illegal dumping has been raised with me during the election campaign.  As far as I am concerned illegal dumping across our countryside, roads and rivers is both environmental and economic treason and must be treated as such. During my term as  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment I introduced the anti dumping initiative and to date …

Childcare staff need to be paid properly

In Blog, Families, Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

We need to pay childcare staff properly without pushing up fees for parents. I believe a solution needs to be found that will ensure childcare staff are paid a living wage without pushing up fees for parents. This is a sector that is experiencing real difficulties. We saw what happened in December when providers faced a hike in insurance premiums …

Clamping cars in hospital carparks is immoral – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Pay & display parking must be banned at hospitals   The pay & display car parking and clamping policy at hospitals like James Connolly in Blanchardstown & Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, must be urgently reviewed as patients are being forced to rush out of A&E in fear of being clamped, says Denis Naughten. “While I believe that patients, carers and next …

€500,000 for redevelopment of Rosalie Unit – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Jim Daly that the HSE intends to spend €500,000 on the redevelopment of the Rosalie Unit to cater for new mental health services. “While any investment in mental health services is very welcome, I again reiterated to Minister Daly my disgust with the way the former residents of the Rosalie Unit …

Naughten welcomes funding for Convent grounds in Roscommon Town

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €136,484 to begin the process of redeveloping the Convent grounds in Roscommon Town. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by Roscommon County Council in cooperation with the trustees of the sports complex and grounds which will see the redevelopment of lands to facilitate many sporting organisations throughout County Roscommon. “While we …

Local jobs will be key election issue in rural constituencies – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“The key election issue in many of the constituencies outside our cities will be the need for people to be able to work locally rather than having to commute to our congested cities for work,” says Denis Naughten TD. “This was clearly highlighted in last week’s Enterprise Ireland 2019 report which showed that across exporting Irish companies in Roscommon, East …

€7m to address Shannon bottlenecks – Naughten

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

investment to improve flow of Shanon River will help address scale of local flooding Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Boxer Moran that an additional €7m has been allocated by Government to address a number of serious pinch points on the River Shannon. This will have a direct impact on the flow of the River and the …