Naughten tells Dáil children’s services are “in crisis” across the country

In Disability, Families, Health, News, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that children’s services throughout the country “are in crisis” and called on the Taoiseach to use the new unit established in his department to focus on improving children’s well-being to prioritise access to such services. “When the Taoiseach resumed his current role in December, he announced that a unit would be set …

Naughten tells Dáil children’s services are “in crisis” across the country

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that children’s services throughout the country “are in crisis” and called on the Taoiseach to use the new unit established in his department to focus on improving children’s well-being to prioritise access to such services. “When the Taoiseach resumed his current role in December, he announced that a unit would be …

€3m allocated for walking and cycling infrastructure in County Galway – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €3m for walking and cycling infrastructure in County Galway by the National Transport Authority. This includes funding for a number of schemes in rural towns and villages and in the town of Ballinasloe. As part of the allocation the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide for safer cycling …

UP TO €80,000 available to refurbish a vacant house

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Working with Minister Darragh O’Brien TD, I have been able to secure a grant of grant of up to €30,000 to refurbish a vacant property, with a maximum top-up grant amount of up to €20,000 for a derelict property. In addition, these properties may also be eligible for energy retrofitting grants of some €30,000. And the application form for the …

€169m EU fund for Midland’s welcome but it must deliver sustainable jobs – Naughten 

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of a €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland Counties but cautioned that it is “vital that this funding delivers long term sustainable jobs across the region to replace the jobs lost in both the ESB and Bord na Mona”.   “The closure of the two power stations in Lanesboro and …

Dáil support sought for frontline workers with long COVID – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Health, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will seek Dáil support on Wednesday to designate long COVID as an occupational illness for frontline workers who contracted the virus due to their employment.   Deputy Naughten has tabled an amendment to the Social Welfare Bill which could result in long COVID being listed as an occupational illness, allowing frontline workers to avail of long-term income assistance until they are …

Naughten seeks 2 additional morning commuter rail services into Galway

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

    Denis Naughten TD has called for an additional rail service arriving into Galway city before 8am from Athlone, which could then provide an additional rail service from Athenry arriving in before 9am. Deputy Naughten raised the issue with Minister Eamon Ryan in the Dáil recently when he sought a commitment that some of the 41 new rail carriages …

Naughten seeks 2 additional trains based in Athlone

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Transport to stop ignoring the proposed city status for Athlone when it comes to the allocation of the 41 new rail carriages being delivered to Irish Rail and ensure that two new trains are based there to enhance the rail services to both Galway and Westport. The local TD is looking …

Taoiseach to consider Lough Funshinagh taskforce – Naughten

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten today asked the Taoiseach to directly intervene in the current humanitarian crisis faced by eight families in Ballagh & Lisphelim area of South Roscommon. Deputy Naughten along with 6 other TDs from across the country tabled a Dáil motion seeking the establishment of cross-departmental and cross-agency task force to address emergency climate adaptation measures to protect homes …

Questions remain over school transport despite Minister seeking Budget funding – Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Norma Foley TD that she is seeking additional funds in next week’s Budget to address the current school transport situation, however, he has highlighted the fact that the Minister “is not guaranteeing that children and their siblings who had a bus service last year will get a service this year”. Denis …