Passengers marooned by Bus Éireann withdrawal say local Independents

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Cllr. Evelyn Parsons, Cllr Tim Broderick, and Denis Naughten TD have condemned the decision to withdraw the Bus Éireann service between Galway, Ballinasloe & Athlone which has left those with a free travel pass without any service. The local representatives went on to point out the lack of any information whatsoever at the local bus stops informing people that the …

Supports for remote working among 45 recommendations in Oireachtas Committee’s pre-budget submission to Department of Rural and Community Development – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has published its pre-Budget 2022 submission to the Minister for Rural and Community Development. Supports for remote working, changes to the funding framework of the voluntary and charitable sector, additional supports for communities and community organisations, improved transport links to the islands, including a new air service …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands publishes its Pre-Budget Submission

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

  The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has today published its Pre-Budget submission to the Minster for Social Protection. The cross-party Committee’s submission to the Minister contains 76 recommendations for Budget 2022 including: A rise in all social welfare payment rates – equivalent to the cost of living increases. An increase in the rate …

We need timeline for reopening day services as HSE confirms vaccination completed – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten has called for a definitive date for the full reopening of all-day services following confirmation from the HSE that all older people and adults with underlying health conditions have been fully vaccinated “It is unacceptable that State funded day services for people with a disability and older people remain closed, or only available for part of the …

Day services must be reopened for older people and disabled – Naughten

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

It is unacceptable that State funded day services for people with a disability and older people remain closed, or only available for part of the week, despite the fact that both users and staff are fully vaccinated, Denis Naughten told the Dáil last week. He pointed out: “Schools reopened last February and  public transport services will be increased to 75pc …

Failure to back date fair deal could be open to court challenge – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has raised the prospect of court challenge to the reform of the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme due to the failure to recognise farm transfers in advance of an older person entering long term care.   “Under the new law older people who transferred the family farm and entitlements to a successor prior to entering a …

Up to 50,000 homes locked up due to Fair Deal “treble tax” – Naughten

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

    Government rejects call to stop penalising property rental   Up to 50,000 family homes could be locked out of the housing market before Government brings forward amending legislation to address an anomaly in the Fair Deal Nursing Home Scheme, according to Denis Naughten. Under the current scheme an older person is charged three separate times if they decide …

ESB wasting €176 million with demolition of Lanesboro & Shannonbridge plants – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has described the ESB’s decision to demolish the Lough Ree and West Offaly power plants as “wasting an opportunity for local jobs as well as €176m of charges paid by electricity customers”. “This decision by the ESB was made in the best interests of the company and not based on what is in the best interests of the …

Key questions remain unanswered as Climate Bill rushed through the Dáil

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

We get answers to legitimate questions asked here in Dáil Eireann on the impact of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill before we consider Report Stage in the Dáil tomorrow.   On the financial impacts alone, we are still without basic answers.   On 19th May I asked the Taoiseach to ensure that we have sight of the …