Housing for All plan takes on Naughten proposals

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Housing for All plan, pointing out that many of his proposals on measures dealing with vacant properties across the country are now included in the new plan. “There are whole streets in our cities, towns and villages that have not had a football kicked on them in a generation. While …

€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 …

New law will allow us to tap into massive ocean energy potential – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has pointed out that the recently published Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, set to be debated in Dáil Éireann this autumn, will allow the country to generate enough electricity to not only meet Ireland’s needs but also the electricity needs of France and Austria as well. “Ireland has a sea area of 900,000 square kilometres, 10 times as big …

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 …

Post Office must be given Government services to allow more staff to work remotely – Naughten

In Disability, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Why is support for our Post Offices always one report away from action?   Denis Naughten has called for An Post to be given legal responsibility to provide Government services to those who cannot access online applications. “People who are not digitally literate or who cannot access online services should be able to access such services through their local post …

New school for St. Teresa’s moves a step closer – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that a 4 acre site has now been secured from the HSE for a new building for St. Teresa’s Special School in  Ballinasloe. “This is a very positive development in the ongoing saga of securing a site, but the news will be apprehensively received by the pupils, parents and staff of St. Teresa’s, …

Up to 50,000 homes locked up due to Fair Deal “treble tax” – Naughten

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

    Government rejects call to stop penalising property rental   Up to 50,000 family homes could be locked out of the housing market before Government brings forward amending legislation to address an anomaly in the Fair Deal Nursing Home Scheme, according to Denis Naughten. Under the current scheme an older person is charged three separate times if they decide …

Naughten confirms €1.25m to fix non-public roads throughout Roscommon & Galway

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TDand Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural Development Committee, Denis Naughten, has confirmed an allocation of €1.25m to repair approximately 180 small but important private/non-public roads throughout County Roscommon & Galway. The funding has been allocated by the Government under the Local Improvement Scheme. “Roscommon is set to receive €375,000 and Galway has been allocated €877,00 under this scheme, which …