Families could save €1,000 on utility bills – Naughten

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged families to use some of the time in Covid-19 isolation to shop around for the best offers available for electricity, phone, broadband, TV and gas — which could save them up to €1,000 per year. “Shopping around and switching provider could not be easier with approved comparison sites such as switcher.ie or bonkers.ie. Not only will …

Undue hardship being placed on children in pensioner families – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Children in families where a parent or guardian is over 66 and, as result of their age, is being denied the €350 Covid-19 payment are facing unnecessary levels of financial hardship purely because of the parent’s age, Denis Naughten TD has stated. “I have come across several cases where parents over 66-years-old have been working – some full-time – to …

Covid 19 help for tenants and landlords

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Click on the link below for the latest information from the Department of Housing on help for tenants and landlords. If you have any queries please email me at dnaughten@oir.ie COVID Guidance Landlords & Tenants

Post vans must be used to deliver food & medicine to older people – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has asked An Post to use its mail network across the country to ensure older people have access to food, medicines, newspapers etc without having to leave their homes. “Through my work as Minister for Communications I was able to protect the 5-day delivery service to every home in Ireland and this service must now be used …

Flood assistance schemes must be immediately activated – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to immediately activate financial assistance schemes for farmers, families and businesses impacted upon by the serious flooding within the Shannon basin. “While work is ongoing at present to protect as many homes and businesses as possible, in the case of the farming community they were forced to take stock off land last …

Childcare staff need to be paid properly

In Blog, Families, Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

We need to pay childcare staff properly without pushing up fees for parents. I believe a solution needs to be found that will ensure childcare staff are paid a living wage without pushing up fees for parents. This is a sector that is experiencing real difficulties. We saw what happened in December when providers faced a hike in insurance premiums …

Naughten welcomes funding for Convent grounds in Roscommon Town

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €136,484 to begin the process of redeveloping the Convent grounds in Roscommon Town. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by Roscommon County Council in cooperation with the trustees of the sports complex and grounds which will see the redevelopment of lands to facilitate many sporting organisations throughout County Roscommon. “While we …

Minister Zappone approves funding to assist with childcare insurance costs

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

In recognition of a difficult year for childcare providers Minister Zappone has informed me that she has now approved a once off Programme Support payment which will be made available in the coming days averaging €1,500 per provider.   This funding is in response to the sharp rise in insurance costs.   I’ve recently received a number of representations regarding …