We must give a hand up to middle income workers

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Éireann, I pointed out to An Taoiseach that 63 days ago I said to him that Budget 2022 must be different. I pointed out that we have a once in a generation opportunity to restructure our economy. Sadly, that did not happen, and Budget 2022 was just a little bit for everybody; and the families who are …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

We need independent scientific advice in policy and decision making

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Education, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Science Week Speech by Denis Naughten TD Dáil Éireann 10th November 2021 Check against delivery   While science and technology are playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, be it at home, work or in our leisure activities, there has remained a poor public awareness of science and its opportunities for Ireland, our economy, and our people. However, I hope …

Fair Deal nursing home farm relief now available– Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

But delaying to apply could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to immediately appoint a farm successor so that they can avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets which came into force last week under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing a three-year …

Officials asked to explain why broadband delivery pushed back 5 years for some – Naughten

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

Officials overseeing the delivery of the National Broadband Plan will be asked to explain to an Oireachtas Committee why families who had a target date for a fibre connection this year have now been told that they will have to wait another five years, says Denis Naughten TD. “I have correspondence from families who received updates from National Broadband Ireland …

Broadband Plan running 8 months behind target – Naughten

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

The National Broadband Plan is now effectively running eight months behind target, Denis Naughten TD told Dáil Éireann this afternoon. “Buried inside Tuesday’s budget documentation was the admission that the National Broadband Plan is now running eight months behind schedule; that’s a further two months behind the timeline presented to the Oireachtas Communications Committee by the contractor just last month,” said …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

Big blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland locks doors today – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Action proves need for State banking force   The decision by Bank of Ireland to lock its doors for the last time today (Friday) in the four local towns of in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore has been described by local TD Denis Naughten as “a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult …