€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 …

Supports for remote working among 45 recommendations in Oireachtas Committee’s pre-budget submission to Department of Rural and Community Development – Naughten

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

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has published its pre-Budget 2022 submission to the Minister for Rural and Community Development. Supports for remote working, changes to the funding framework of the voluntary and charitable sector, additional supports for communities and community organisations, improved transport links to the islands, including a new air service …

Exhausted health staff will have to await bonus deal with all public servants – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

The Government has admitted that frontline health workers will have to wait for a pandemic bonus deal across the public service before they get access to additional time off in recognition of their work, says Denis Naughten TD. “Despite the fact that staff on the frontline within our health service have been put in a unique position during this pandemic, …

Day services must be reopened for older people and disabled – Naughten

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

It is unacceptable that State funded day services for people with a disability and older people remain closed, or only available for part of the week, despite the fact that both users and staff are fully vaccinated, Denis Naughten told the Dáil last week. He pointed out: “Schools reopened last February and  public transport services will be increased to 75pc …