€11,000 for local forest access – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural & Community Development Committee, has welcomed the allocation of €11,000 to improve access to Coillte forests in Ballygar and Correen outside Ballinasloe. A sum of €7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest with the provision of a  new trail to the children’s burial ground. A further €4,000 …

Minister knows nothing when it comes to Long Covid

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Health has confirmed in a Dáil reply to me this evening that he has no idea how many people have Long-Covid symptoms or the incidence rate of Long-Covid in the population. In fact the Department does not even have an agreed definition of what Long-Covid is, yet it is clear that there are many people across the …

3100 rural homes in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is currently completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both counties Galway and Roscommon with companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are approximately 3100 premises in the Ballinasloe area such as Ballydangan, Creagh, …

€160,000 for local mobility and cancer care transport services – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Rural and Community Development, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the allocation of €160,000 to fund three vehicles for community-based organisations in Ballinasloe, Mountbellew and Roscommon Town. Denis Naughten said: “The funding  provided under the 2021 CLÁR programme by Minister Heather Humphreys will support the vital cancer patient transport service operated by East Galway and Midlands …

GSK must do much more than release trial summaries – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

GSK cannot just brush over its responsibility to those involved in the nine vaccine and infant milk trials in mother and baby homes by merely releasing summary documentation which it already provided to the State two decades ago, Denis Naughten TD has stated. Deputy Naughten, a long time campaigner seeking full disclosure from both the State and GSK on the …

Reopening of in person activities

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Health, Jobs by Denis Naughten

I have had quite a number of people on to me regarding the reopening of in person activities be it dance, yoga, pilates or other classes.   I’ve taken this up with Minister Stephen Donnelly TD and I’m attaching the reply that I have received from him.     Let’s hope that we have some progress next week! Denis   …

60% reduction in buses serving Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Families, Health, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that there is a 60% reduction in the number of buses facilitating patients and visitors attending Portiuncula Hospital as a result of the decision by the National Transport Authority not to replace the lost Bus Éireann services. An analysis by Denis Naughten of the current Citylink service and that provided in the past by …

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 …

HSE to open dose 1 walk-in vaccination clinics in Roscommon this weekend

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

The HSE will be operating dose 1 walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics, over the August bank holiday weekend (31 July – 02 Aug). These clinics will be open to anyone in Ireland over the age of 16 who is not yet vaccinated.   You can attend one of the walk-in clinics and get your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and …