Greenway must go through proposed park for Kellysgrove, Ballinasloe

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

Local TD Denis Naughten & Cllr Evelyn Parsons have requested that the Dublin to Galway Greenway be routed along the canal through Kellysgrove Bog, adjoining the town of Ballinasloe, before continuing from Ballinasloe to Athenry and on to Galway City. “Plans are now underway to rehabilitate Kellysgrove Bog and both local Cllr Evelyn Parsons & I believe that this should …

Retired health staff must be urgently recalled for vaccine roll out – Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged the Government to utilise as many retired doctors and other health staff as possible to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine programme, rather than pulling existing health staff away from treating those with virus. “We are now experiencing record numbers of Covid positive cases, which is putting huge pressure on all frontline healthcare workers both in our hospitals …

Dr Glynn acknowledges need to answer legitimate vaccination questions, but no such opportunity for TDs

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Dr Glynn acknowledges need to answer legitimate vaccination questions, but no such opportunity for TDs “While I welcome the intervention by Dr Ronan Glynn on the roll-out of the vaccination programme, and his acknowledgement that people have legitimate questions that need to be answered, sadly nobody told Government which has decide not to allow for questions and answers during a …

Retired health staff must be recalled for vaccine roll out – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten is strongly urging Government to utilise as many retired doctors and other health staff as possible during the rollout the Covid 19 vaccine programme rather than pulling existing health staff away from addressing huge backlogs created by the lockdowns.    “We are already experiencing record breaking backlogs within our health system and the last thing we now need …

PPS number should be used to track Covid vaccine

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

PPS number should be used to track Covid vaccine Reluctantly I’ve called for the use of the PPS number system run by the Department of Social Protection to be used to track who has received the Covid vaccine, which vaccine they have received, and if they need to be recalled for a booster shot.  

Submission to Bord na Mona on rehabilitation of Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Ms. Doreen King Project Manager Bord na Móna Energy Division, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Doreen.King@bnm.ie   9th December 2020   Dear Ms. King Thank you for your email outlining plans to rehabilitate Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway and your request for feedback on both projects. Firstly, can I request that there is a full hydrological and surface water …

Why is vaccine programme ignoring vulnerable children? – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children are not included in the early phases of the Covid vaccination programme. “If vulnerable older people are being prioritised based on medical evidence, surely that same advice would also apply to vulnerable children? And if that is the case why are they not included in the initial phases …

Frontline workers must get additional leave – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

As alternative Government could follow Scottish example with £500 bonus   Frontline workers who have been running our hospital and community services should at a very minimum be provided with additional paid leave after they have managed to keep our services running through two waves of the Covid 19 pandemic. 21 weeks ago the Taoiseach promised me that he would …

Government must release all data behind lockdown decision – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Health, News, Older People, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Taoiseach to publish the data used to make the decisions on the lifting of the Level 5 lockdown from next week. “This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t …

Ignoring funding local mental health during will have long term consequences – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Families and individuals without vital mental health supports are left in desperate situation   Local TD, Denis Naughten has said that the disclosure of the fact that not one additional cent of pandemic funding has been provided for mental health services in Roscommon, Galway & Mayo will have long term consequences for individuals and families over the weeks and months …