Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …

2nd air ambulance service set for take-off – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that a final proposal for the establishment of a second air ambulance, which will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, is ready for approval by the Minister for Health. “At present Ireland has one dedicated air ambulance based at Custume Barracks in Athlone, and the development of a second …

Portiuncula extension awaiting green light from Health Minister – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the HSE that the 50 bed ward block project at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, is ready to proceed and is now with the HSE and Minister for Health for the funding approval for the project. “The commitment by Government to the Portiuncula development is clearly set out in Project Ireland 2040 and I …

Naughten calls for Programme for Government review to unlock nursing dispute impasse

In Health, Local Issues, News, Video by Denis Naughten

I’ve called for a review of the role of nurses work in our hospitals to help unlock nursing dispute impasse I have been speaking directly to nursing staff outside both Portiuncula & Roscommon Hospitals  and they all want to be caring for patients not picketing. There is a commitment in the  Programme for Government which I believe can provide the …

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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 …