County Roscommon & Lough Ree key to €70m tourism investment plan – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

County Roscommon & Lough Ree will see major investment as part of a €70m plan to revitalise tourism within 10km corridor of the Shannon River from Limerick to Cavan, according to Denis Naughten TD. “This major strategic plan for tourism investment on the River Shannon and adjoining towns and villages launched today is as a direct result of a commitment …

Why is NIAC ignoring vulnerable children? asks Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children with underlying medical conditions, who are at high risk of severe illness or death, have been excluded from the decision to prioritise them as part of the Covid vaccination programme. “If people over the age of 15 with serious underlying medical conditions are being prioritised based on medical …

Prioritising the vulnerable for vaccination welcome but their carers cannot be ignored – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has welcomed plans to prioritise people with serious medical conditions for vaccination but asked that family carers be included in this prioritised category because of the knock on impact on our health service should they get sick.   “I believe that it was a mistake not to initially designate full-time family carers in the vulnerable category because if …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …

Vaccination centres must cross county boundaries – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of the locations of the proposed vaccination centres has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD, however, he has warned it is imperative that these centres facilitate people regardless of their address.   “I have a fear that these centres could exclude people outside their GP catchment, the county where they are based or outside the relevant community health …

Portiuncula nursing bus back on the road – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has secured a commitment from the National Transport Authority that it will reinstate the 6.30 a.m. bus service from Galway to Ballinasloe to assist over 30 medical and nursing students travelling to Portiuncula Hospital. “We are all aware of the vital work that our student nurses and midwives are doing to help maintain our vital health …

Carers must be included in revised vaccination programme – Naughten

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

Government needs to outline contingency plan for over 70s vaccination   Denis Naughten has called for family carers to now be prioritised as part of the review of the vaccine roll-out following the decision by Government last night to not administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to older people. He has also called on the Government to immediately outline its contingency plan …

Naughten questions justification for on-farm inspections

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

Denis Naughten TD has questioned the Minister for Agriculture in the Dáil as to the reason for the continuation of on-farm inspections during the level 5 lockdown. Commenting on the issue Denis Naughten said: “I have been contacted by many farmers who cannot see the justification for these inspections at a time when there are such concerns over the level …

Why is HSE so slow to act on hospital infection? asks Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

“Our hospitals should be about making people better, not about picking up a virus that could be deadly,” Denis Naughten told the Dáil yesterday. His comments were made after the Tánaiste confirmed that one in every three patients are picking up Covid-19 in hospitals. “While the HSE has stuck rigidly to the argument that these infections were as a result …