Regional Independents to seek Dail approval for carbon budgets and separate targets for agriculture – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Regional Independent TDs will table changes to the Climate Bill that will require Dáil approval of all carbon budgets as well as a separate emission target for agriculture to ensure it does not become the scapegoat for failures in other Government Departments. “We do not want to undermine the overall objective behind the Climate Bill, but we believe the …

Government to continue treble tax on renting out Fair Deal homes – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has described the continued insistence by the Department of Health to treble tax any of the 9,000 vacant homes of older people in long term nursing home care that are rented out as “immoral”. “Reports in today’s papers indicated that the Department of Health is refusing to treat rented property in a similar manner to that of …

How do patients get to new trauma centres asks Naughten

In Health, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

While the decision to streamline and properly resource two major trauma centres for the critically ill is the correct one, it is of little use unless patients can access the facilities says Denis Naughten TD.   “It was accepted by Cabinet in 2018 that the reconfiguration of trauma services should not go ahead until proposed improvements in existing air ambulance …

Up 1,100 housebound vaccine appointments unaccounted for says Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Up to 1,100 appointments by the National Ambulance Service for people over the age of 70 are unaccounted for based on evidence presented to Dáil Éireann yesterday, says Denis Naughten TD. “These unaccounted-for vaccination appointments are now clearly the reason why 1,000 people awaiting their first vaccine dose did not receive it by last Sunday week, as planned by the …

Naughten seeks suspension of Dáil to debate Health dossier on families

In Families, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will seek the suspension of proceedings in Dáil Éireann today (Wednesday) to discuss the serious claims that the Department of Health compiled dossiers on the families of autistic children who have taken cases against the State over supports and services. The Roscommon Galway TD has written to the Ceann Comhairle seeking a clear and unambiguous statement from the …

Ballinasloe safe walking routes progress – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that a total investment of close to €1m has been secured for footpaths and pedestrian safety measures in Ballinasloe, which will create two new safe walking loops in the town of Ballinasloe. The funding provided to Roscommon County Council under the active travel fund will complete the work already started last year by Roscommon …

€4.1m for local active travel projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Funding of €4.1m has been allocated to local projects under the active travel scheme, which will make walking far safer in many local areas, says Denis Naughten TD. “Right across Roscommon and East Galway over 30 projects have been funded ranging from extensions of footpaths to local amenities and improved school safety to the enhancement of public transport and active …

More State focus on courts than addressing needs of victims – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has said that the Prime Time exposé has again highlighted an institutional determination to defend court cases rather than address the concerns of victims of a failed policy or misdiagnosis and support vulnerable children who are reliant on State services. “The focus of the State’s approach is to defend the existing Departments’ policy approach at all costs instead …

Vaccine more prevalent than information on roll out – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked An Taoiseach to intervene to ensure that housebound older people are told when they can expect to receive the Covid-19 vaccine through the National Ambulance Service. “On 11th March the National Ambulance Service started the Covid vaccination of housebound patients around the Dublin area. A week later the HSE informed us that 300 of the estimated …

€500k investment for Mote Forest Park – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 for the Mote Park outdoor recreation trail experience and a cycle link to the Beara Breffni Way on the River Suck. The funding from Minister Heather Humphreys will be used to develop traditional ground trails through the park as well as new vertical trails and a vertical walkway viewing tower …