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 …

Blended is the future for remote working, but public service must be open to innovation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has warmly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Remote Working Strategy but has warned it is doomed to failure unless there is a more open attitude to innovation within the public service. “I believe that blended working, involving remote hubs both within the public service and in society as a whole, will be key to the uptake …

Retired health staff must be recalled for vaccine roll out – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten is strongly urging Government to utilise as many retired doctors and other health staff as possible during the rollout the Covid 19 vaccine programme rather than pulling existing health staff away from addressing huge backlogs created by the lockdowns.    “We are already experiencing record breaking backlogs within our health system and the last thing we now need …

Submission to Bord na Mona on rehabilitation of Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Ms. Doreen King Project Manager Bord na Móna Energy Division, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Doreen.King@bnm.ie   9th December 2020   Dear Ms. King Thank you for your email outlining plans to rehabilitate Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway and your request for feedback on both projects. Firstly, can I request that there is a full hydrological and surface water …

Key Mother & Baby Home Report will be publish, but not yet says Minister

In Blog, Disability, Education, Families, Health by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Children has committed to publication of the 6th interim report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, but not until the final report is published sometime over the coming weeks.   This was disclosed in a parliamentary reply that I received earlier this evening which I have included below.   It is disappointing that …

We need to change the way we manage Covid 19

In Agriculture, Blog, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Health, Jobs, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The problem with lockdowns is that we don’t know what bits work and don’t work. Each and every one of these measures are having a direct impact on the mental health of every person in this country. We could potentially have further lockdowns for Valentine’s Day and our 4th lockdown over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  The only way to …

430 therapists Covid swabbing as waiting list pushes over 5-year mark – Naughten

In Education, Families, Health, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The HSE has admitted 430 physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists are swabbing patients for Covid-19 while waiting lists for therapy for children are now over five years, says Denis Naughten. The HSE’s Ms. Niamh O’Beirne, responding to questioning by Deputy Naughten at today’s Health Committee meeting, admitted that 430 Health & Social Care Professionals – made up of the various specialist therapists so vital for children’s development …

Update on Covid 19 school transport for 2nd level schools

In Blog, Education by Denis Naughten

Dear Deputy Naughten,   Further to your representations  in respect of the school transport scheme.   As you are aware School Transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.  The school transport scheme is carrying more than 98,000 to children to primary and post-primary schools each day with an additional 14,500 children travelling on …

Budget proposals to get people out of our cities – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 should be about getting families, workers and students out of our cities, where housing and services are in huge demand, and instead supporting people to bring life back into remote rural communities, says Denis Naughten TD.   As part of the Budget process the Regional Independent TDs have put forward a set of proposals including:  The introduction of …

New suckler cow scheme must pay €200 – Naughten

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

Sheep welfare payment should be doubled Budget 2021 must deliver for suckler farmers by introducing a new Suckler Cow Environmental Scheme paying €200 for the first 20 cows as well as doubling the payment to farmers under the Sheep Welfare Scheme, according to Denis Naughten TD.   “The agriculture proposals which as Regional Independent TDs we have put forward in …