Medical disclosure law will take more cases out of court system – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication today of the new Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019  which will provide patients with information on serious medical incidents by health professionals. “This new law has the potential to take cases out of the legal system altogether” explained Denis Naughten. “The new Bill is based on the principals of a Bill I …

Government backs down on bingo prizemoney – Naughten

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Government has backed down on the 50% prizemoney cap to be paid out to bingo goers across the country On foot of an amendment proposed by Martin Kenny TD, which I seconded and with the support of the Government and other parties, organisers of large bingos will continue to be able to pay …

Confidence vote on Housing Minister

In Blog, Families, Infrastructure, Older People by Denis Naughten

This no-confidence motion was a political stunt by the Social Democrats to garner support in last weeks by-elections. If they had been serious about the housing crisis they would not have tried to undermine the national broadband plan which would help to make vacant homes in towns, villages and rural areas attractive to families who can work remotely thus bringing …

New bingo laws

In Blog, Families, Local Issues, Older People by Denis Naughten

On foot on numerous representations that I have received regarding possible changes to the running of bingo by community groups across the Country, I have been engaging directly with Minister of State, David Stanton. Below I’m attaching a briefing note which he provided to me. He has also stated that while a community group/charity who are running their own bingo …

Naughten welcomes allocation of €60,000 in outdoor recreation funding

In Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €60,000 for 4 outdoor recreation projects in Mote Park, Castlerea Demesne, Keadue and the National Famine Way. “This funding will improve accessibility to existing public walkways and recreation areas and encourage more people to get out and be active in the community,” said Denis Naughten. “The funding will enhance facilities for …

€2.2m fund for local groups and individuals – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €2.2m in funding for 2020 for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Government’s primary social inclusion intervention. Under the 2020 allocation County Roscommon is to receive €616,000 and County Galway is to receive €1.65m, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund, and supports unemployed people, people …

Naughten welcomes Barnardos acknowledgement that court is not best way to encourage school attendance

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

We need new ways to secure children’s education.    Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the acknowledgement by Barnardos that the current legal system – which drags the parents of up to 200 children who miss over a month of school without any reason through the courts – needs to be reformed.  Each year the parents of 800 children who have missed more than …

Nearly €1m for 31 local sports projects – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €930,751 to 31 local sporting organisations in Roscommon & East Galway stating that “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. Among the Roscommon allocations is €73,377 for Elphin GAA club, €55,832 for St Aidan’s GAA Football Club, €52,779 for St Dominic’s Park …

Naughten tells Dáil, pause must be pressed on planned demolition of Shannonbridge & Lanesboro power stations

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

Before any decision is made on the future of the power plants themselves we must fully evaluate the possibility & potential of operating our current peat powered plants with 100% biomass. If the plants were supplied by 100% local biomass crops which facilitated a move away from beef production; it would reduce agricultural emissions by 600k tonnes of carbon each …

Credit Unions should not be treated as banks

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families by Denis Naughten

Today at the Finance Committee when I failed to move my amendment (see below) to the Finance Bill seeking a freeze on the introduction of an increased Central Bank levy on credit unions, I pointed out to the Minister for Finance that the Central Bank must recognise that credit unions are not for profit, community based and volunteer led organisations. …