€176m of electricity charges to be demolished as Minister leaves future of Midland plants to ESB – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said that he is disappointed with the “hands off” approach being taken by the Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan to the potential future use of the two midland peat power stations at Lanesboro and Shannonbridge. Deputy Naughten made his comments after questioning the Minister in the Dáil last night where Minister Ryan stated that the ESB …

Why is support for our Post Offices always one report away from action? asks Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Three years ago a decision was taken by the Government to put more State work through the post office network as part of the An Post recovery plan and now we have a Government announcement on the establishment of another group to look into the possibility of this happening, says Denis Naughten TD “Why is support for our post offices …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands publishes its submission to the Pensions Commission regarding pension related matters

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands has published its submission to the Pensions Commission, detailing the Committee’s consideration of the Total Contributions Approach and other pension related matters examined by the Committee. After seven committee meetings since January considering this very important issue, the Committee has issued 18 key findings and these are …

Why is NIAC ignoring vulnerable children? asks Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children with underlying medical conditions, who are at high risk of severe illness or death, have been excluded from the decision to prioritise them as part of the Covid vaccination programme. “If people over the age of 15 with serious underlying medical conditions are being prioritised based on medical …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands calls for submissions as part of its pre-budget scrutiny process

In Disability, Families, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands, is inviting written submissions from Members of the Public, Stakeholders and interested parties. The Joint Committee has agreed to undertake a detailed examination and review of the 2021 Estimates, once published, for both the Department of Social Protection and the …

Prioritising the vulnerable for vaccination welcome but their carers cannot be ignored – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has welcomed plans to prioritise people with serious medical conditions for vaccination but asked that family carers be included in this prioritised category because of the knock on impact on our health service should they get sick.   “I believe that it was a mistake not to initially designate full-time family carers in the vulnerable category because if …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …

Sex offenders rejecting treatment despite expanding treatment services – Naughten

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Only 1 in 8 sex offenders avail of treatment in prison   With just one in eight sex offenders availing of treatment programmes in prison, there is an urgent need to reform the management and monitoring of sex offenders following their release back into communities throughout the country, says Denis Naughten TD. “Even though there has been an expansion in …

Carers must be included in revised vaccination programme – Naughten

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

Government needs to outline contingency plan for over 70s vaccination   Denis Naughten has called for family carers to now be prioritised as part of the review of the vaccine roll-out following the decision by Government last night to not administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to older people. He has also called on the Government to immediately outline its contingency plan …

Naughten: concerns over ‘long-fingering’ of decision on power station demolition

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

Seasonal staff need assurances on work this year Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed serious concerns with regard to the ongoing delay by Government in confirming that it will stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. Following a recommendation by the Just Transition Commissioner, Kieran Mulvey, a commitment was included in the …