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 …

Over €1.25m for local village renewal – Naughten

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

Local TD, and Chair of the Dáil Rural and Community Affairs Committee, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1.261m towards the significant enhancement of 11 local villages across East Galway, Roscommon and adjoining areas. The successful villages are Castleblakeney, Creggs, Dysart, Four Roads, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Rooskey, Tarmonbarry, Croghan, Jamestown and Lanesboro which will see funding allocated through the local County …

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 …

Report on the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands, has this evening published its report on the operation of the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme, in advance of the introduction of the Social Protection Bill 2020 in the Houses of the Oireachtas tomorrow. The Committee recently completed its consideration of the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme, and undertook a detailed …

Power stations should not be demolished Naughten tells Dáil

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

Seasonal staff need assurances on work next year   Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Government to stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as both plants are about to burn peat for the very last time. Questioning the Tánaiste in Dáil Éireann on Thursday, Denis Naughten also called for …

Local schools secure €1m in IT funding – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €1m to local primary and second level schools throughout County Roscommon & East Galway. On average each local primary school will get about €3,500 and each secondary school will receive around €15,000, with the actual allocation based on the school enrolment. “This is a great boost to local schools and there …

Government must release all data behind lockdown decision – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Taoiseach to publish the data used to make the decisions on the lifting of the Level 5 lockdown from next week. “This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t …

Ignoring funding local mental health during will have long term consequences – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Families and individuals without vital mental health supports are left in desperate situation   Local TD, Denis Naughten has said that the disclosure of the fact that not one additional cent of pandemic funding has been provided for mental health services in Roscommon, Galway & Mayo will have long term consequences for individuals and families over the weeks and months …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme

In Families, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9am in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme. Officials from the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands will appear before the Committee, nine days after a public consultation carried out …