Huge opportunities to develop our towns & rural areas as funding schemes open for applications – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local communities to look at innovative ways to bring people into their community as well as enhancing amenities for local people. This follows the opening this week of five different funds which can support local employment.   Earlier this morning Minister Michael Ring sought applications under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides communities with …

Funding available for meals on wheels, cancer transport, school safety & recreation areas – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Applications are being sought from local groups under the Clár programme to support community initiatives such as meals on wheels, transport for cancer patients, improved pedestrian safety especially around schools and the development or enhancement of community recreation areas, says Denis Naughten TD. The request for applications was announced by Minister Michael Ring and applications for 90% funding must be …

Naughten tells Dáil “contact tracing is so poor that employers informing staff”

In Agriculture, Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has told Dáil Éireann this afternoon that there is so little confidence in the contact tracing system that employers are being provided with Covid test results in order to inform employees.   “Those with responsibility for the management of Covid-19 are left in the invidious position of waiting weeks for the contact tracing system to inform …

UL remains only university accommodation that has not refunded students

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Universities and private accommodation providers MUST refund those forced to leave college due to Covid-19   The Minister for Education has confirmed that the University of Limerick remains the only University in the country that has refused to refund students who were forced to leave their accommodation due to Covid-19, says Denis Naughten TD. “In recent weeks I have been …

€17k to improve local playgrounds – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €17,247 from Minister Katherine Zappone to upgrade four local playgrounds in Ballinasloe, Ballyforan, Lecarrow and Monksland. “The funding, which has been provided to Galway & Roscommon County Councils, is to upgrade existing playgrounds which require investment and will be a welcome amenity for local children as the Covid-19 restrictions are …

Government should relax restrictions in counties with low Covid numbers – Naughten

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

Areas can become a testbed for living with Covid-19     This afternoon Denis Naughten asked An Taoiseach to consider relaxing restrictions on returning to work in parts of the country which have seen consistently low numbers of Covid-19 infection. He said: “It makes no sense that parts of the country with low rates of Covid-19 infection should remain in …

Survey starts for broadband roll out – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Next week National Broadband Ireland will start to survey rural homes in mid Roscommon for the delivery of high-speed broadband with the build-out taking place before Easter 2021. From next week the National Broadband Ireland contractor, 4Site, will commence initial surveys in Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Lackan, Kilroosky, Four-Mile-House and will also survey adjoining areas in Galway and around …

Activities for families during Covid 19

In Blog, Families by Denis Naughten

  Earlier today, I was on the Joe Finnegan Show on Shannonside/Northern Sound.   In preparation for the programme I was asked if I had any suggestions on safe activities for families indoors/outdoors.   So here are my 3 suggestions:   Watch my neighbours Sandra & AJ do a live Facebook Kids Fun Fitness session every morning at 9am https://www.facebook.com/rinkaireland/ …

New measures could allow people to return to work – Naughten

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

New measures to allow people to return to work where they can safely implement social distancing have been proposed by Denis Naughten TD. This would include placing a yellow notice on public access to the workplace outlining how they are complying with social distancing rules. Speaking in Dáil Eireann today, Denis Naughten said: “We need to open our country; however, …

Minister must come clean on action for jobs in Midlands – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Bord na Mona decision adds to local economic gloom Denis Naughten TD has called on Minister Richard Bruton to issue a clear statement on the practical steps he is taking to secure employment for Bord na Mona & ESB workers facing the likelihood of not being able to return to work after the Covid-19 crisis. “The decision by Bord na …