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 …

If we can establish a National team to manage Covid in meat plants, why not hospitals? asks Denis Naughten

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

Leaders’ Questions Dáil Éireann debate – Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 Deputy Denis Naughten This morning, many people’s hearts sank on hearing level 5 restrictions are going to continue for at least another month. Infection figures remain stubbornly high. Throughout this pandemic, hospitals have consistently been to the fore regarding new outbreak figures. Not only are hospitals reservoirs for infection of …

Naughten questions Minister on Portiuncula capacity

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has questioned the Minister for Health on the capacity of Portiuncula Hospital to deal with the surge in patients as a result of Covid-19. “During the first week in January, Portiuncula Hospital had an average 13 patients on trolleys overnight and as a direct result of the reduction in the number of beds in the hospital …

Over €1.25m for local village renewal – Naughten

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

Local TD, and Chair of the Dáil Rural and Community Affairs Committee, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1.261m towards the significant enhancement of 11 local villages across East Galway, Roscommon and adjoining areas. The successful villages are Castleblakeney, Creggs, Dysart, Four Roads, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Rooskey, Tarmonbarry, Croghan, Jamestown and Lanesboro which will see funding allocated through the local County …