Returning to work must be the most financially beneficial option for individuals and families – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach, Budget 2022 must be different; we have a once in a generation opportunity, as we work our way out of this pandemic, to restructure our economy.   We, the Regional Independent TDs, are firmly of the view that this Budget cannot just be about closing the gaps which have emerged during the pandemic but it must also implement a …

Family successors must act now to avail of nursing home farm relief – Naughten

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

Delays could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to ensure they are in a position to designate the farm successor within the next six weeks to avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets due to changes under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing …

3100 rural homes in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is currently completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both counties Galway and Roscommon with companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are approximately 3100 premises in the Ballinasloe area such as Ballydangan, Creagh, …

New law will allow us to tap into massive ocean energy potential – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has pointed out that the recently published Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, set to be debated in Dáil Éireann this autumn, will allow the country to generate enough electricity to not only meet Ireland’s needs but also the electricity needs of France and Austria as well. “Ireland has a sea area of 900,000 square kilometres, 10 times as big …

238 additional places on local Community Employment and Tús schemes – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Social Protection, has confirmed the provision of 238 additional places on local Community Employment and Tús schemes across Roscommon and Galway.   The Government has sanctioned 30 additional Tús places in County Roscommon and a further 170 in County Galway, east of the City, with a further 38 Community Employment positions …

Reopening of in person activities

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

I have had quite a number of people on to me regarding the reopening of in person activities be it dance, yoga, pilates or other classes.   I’ve taken this up with Minister Stephen Donnelly TD and I’m attaching the reply that I have received from him.     Let’s hope that we have some progress next week! Denis   …

Penalties for lying under oath for personal gain is now law

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

The Minister for Justice has confirmed that she has signed the Commencement Order for the Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act, which now sends a clear message to anyone engaged in legal proceedings that they must tell the truth. Those who lie under oath for personal gain will now face fines of up to €100,000 or up to ten …

Supports for remote working among 45 recommendations in Oireachtas Committee’s pre-budget submission to Department of Rural and Community Development – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has published its pre-Budget 2022 submission to the Minister for Rural and Community Development. Supports for remote working, changes to the funding framework of the voluntary and charitable sector, additional supports for communities and community organisations, improved transport links to the islands, including a new air service …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands publishes its Pre-Budget Submission

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

  The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has today published its Pre-Budget submission to the Minster for Social Protection. The cross-party Committee’s submission to the Minister contains 76 recommendations for Budget 2022 including: A rise in all social welfare payment rates – equivalent to the cost of living increases. An increase in the rate …