County Roscommon & Lough Ree key to €70m tourism investment plan – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

County Roscommon & Lough Ree will see major investment as part of a €70m plan to revitalise tourism within 10km corridor of the Shannon River from Limerick to Cavan, according to Denis Naughten TD. “This major strategic plan for tourism investment on the River Shannon and adjoining towns and villages launched today is as a direct result of a commitment …

Blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland closes doors – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The decision by Bank of Ireland to close four local branches in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore is a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult for them to recover after Covid says local TD Denis Naughten. “In some instances, the Bank of Ireland does not even provide an ATM which is accessible …

BEAM extension welcome but farmers must have options – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation that farmers can opt for alternative reference dates for BEAM. However, he pointed out that farmers should be deemed to comply if they achieve the 5% reduction in any 12-month period between July 2020 and January 2022 rather than being tied to specific dates defined by the Department of Agriculture. “The Department has now …

Government should examine introduction of State bank following Ulster Bank decision – Naughten

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

The Government needs to revisit the establishment of a State bank for SMEs, particularly in light of Ulster Bank’s decision to exit the Irish market, according to Denis Naughten TD. Denis Naughten pointed out that at present Ulster Bank has approximately 15 percent share of the mortgage market, 20 percent of SME lending and a strong corporate banking business and, …

Why is NIAC ignoring vulnerable children? asks Naughten

In Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children with underlying medical conditions, who are at high risk of severe illness or death, have been excluded from the decision to prioritise them as part of the Covid vaccination programme. “If people over the age of 15 with serious underlying medical conditions are being prioritised based on medical …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands calls for submissions as part of its pre-budget scrutiny process

In Disability, Families, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands, is inviting written submissions from Members of the Public, Stakeholders and interested parties. The Joint Committee has agreed to undertake a detailed examination and review of the 2021 Estimates, once published, for both the Department of Social Protection and the …

Prioritising the vulnerable for vaccination welcome but their carers cannot be ignored – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed plans to prioritise people with serious medical conditions for vaccination but asked that family carers be included in this prioritised category because of the knock on impact on our health service should they get sick.   “I believe that it was a mistake not to initially designate full-time family carers in the vulnerable category because if …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …

Parents should avail of 20 hours home support for special needs students – Naughten

In Disability, Education, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is encouraging parents of special needs students to submit their application for a 20-hour supplementary education support scheme which will provide in-person tuition or care by teachers and SNAs in the home over a four-week period. The programme was launched earlier this month to support the education and/or care needs of students with complex needs at both primary …

Vaccination centres must cross county boundaries – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of the locations of the proposed vaccination centres has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD, however, he has warned it is imperative that these centres facilitate people regardless of their address.   “I have a fear that these centres could exclude people outside their GP catchment, the county where they are based or outside the relevant community health …