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€258,00 for 9 local sports projects, with further funding to come – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €258,000 to 9 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”.   The grants announced today by Minister Shane Ross represent the first set of allocations under the 2018 round of the Sports …

Naughten confirms Roscommon Hospital CSSD progress

In Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

A new project brief for the CSSD at Roscommon University Hospital has been prepared and will now be progressed to design stage in 2019, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Denis Naughten has also published a letter he received from the Minister for Health earlier this month confirming the news. HSE Estates and the Saolta University Health Care Group have agreed …

Just 1 in 8 local children with hearing misdiagnosis sought additional school support – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed surprise that just 1 in 8 children who had their hearing loss misdiagnosed by the HSE in Roscommon and Mayo have applied to the Department of Education for additional resource support in school. Denis Naughten was speaking following a meeting between the parents and the HSE as well as other Government agencies recently where …

County Galway made up nearly 1 in 8 air ambulance rescues – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

2019 will see expansion on air ambulance service   “It has been revealed that nearly one out of every 8 air ambulance call outs last year where to emergencies in County Galway” says local TD, Denis Naughten.   In 2018 the air ambulance responded to 49 emergencies in Mayo, followed by Galway on 36 and Roscommon on 30. In total …

Naughten confirms €27,500 to support work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway

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

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed over €27,500 in funding to support the work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway. The Men’s Sheds movement in Ireland is growing since the first Men’s Shed was established almost seven years ago.  There are now more than 10,000 members and at least four communities a week are calling for new Sheds in their areas. “Across …

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Government funding for defibrillators and first responders that will save lives – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that over €42,000 has been allocated by Government for vital life-saving equipment for first responders and voluntary groups in County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme. “Roscommon Civil Defence, which is one of the most active units in the country, has received €25,778 to support volunteer members in their work as they continue to provide …

Parents shouldn’t have been forced to wait years for answers – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has reiterated his belief that parents deserved answers at the time of serious incidents involving their babies at Portiuncula Hospital rather than waiting years for inquiries to be completed. This follows a Dáil debate last week on the publication of the External Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital. “My thoughts remain with the …

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Minister Naughten receives reassurances on future of Rosalie Unit

In Health, News, Older People, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed reassurances provided by the HSE’s Tony Canavan today in relation to the future of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, following Minister Naughten’s intervention on the issue. Minister Naughten had written to Minister Jim Daly stating that both “Government and HSE policy is clear that the Rosalie Unit has a future which is in all …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new Radon Testing for homes in high risk areas

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced that approximately 1,400 homes in the West and Mid-West of the country will be tested for radon levels and from today (30th April) those householders will be contacted by the Environmental Protection Agency inviting them to take part in the test. Minister Naughten is providing €70,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake …

Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …