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 …

Covid evidence in the clouds, as Government consider Level 3.51 for December – Naughten

In Families, Health, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Current 5 level lockdown model must be replaced We have over 500 people working in 11 contact tracing centres inputting large volumes of data every minute onto a software system that has  the capacity to generate reports on who, where and how people are getting infected with Covid-19, but this is not happening”. It is akin to making up a …

€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …

Finance Minister to investigate exclusion of rural Council tenants from home insulation scheme – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The exclusion of rural Council tenants from having their homes insulated under a new Government Scheme because they live in rural houses or estates owned by a County Council is to be investigated by the Minister for Finance, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Last week during a Dáil debate local TD Denis Naughten highlighted the fact that the new midland …

Naughten seeks tax incentive for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will push for changes to the Finance Bill this week, seeking the introduction of enhanced tax incentives for those who invest in business and job creation at the Bord na Mona workshops and the sites of the power stations at Lough Ree & West Offaly. In his recent report, Mr Kieran Mulvey, the Just Transition Commissioner has highlighted the need …

We should scrap current Covid level restriction model – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has called for the scrapping of the current 5 level ‘living with Covid-19’ model and it’s replacement with an Irish specific model that opens up as much of society as possible while ensuring the next wave of infection does not lead to a further lockdown. “Too many of the restrictions introduced here are based on advice from …

Unacceptable that flu vaccine for 1 in 6 of population just disappears – Naughten

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

The Minister for Health must come before Dáil Eireann to explain how 600,000 flu vaccine doses, enough to cover 1 in 6 of the adult population, seem to have evaporated and why this issue was not flagged at a meeting with party leaders last Friday evening, says Denis Naughten TD. “The disclosure of this information means that there is 40% …

ESB let more water into Callows as waters rose at Meelick – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

We need action on Shannon flooding now, not new laws in a decade   The ESB opened sluice gates in Athlone last July to allow more water into the Shannon Callows as flood waters rose at Meelick Weir. This exposes the fact that there is little co-ordination between the ESB and Waterways Ireland on the management of water levels on …

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 …