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 …

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 …

Rural strategy right but will Dublin decisionmakers deliver it? asks Naughten

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

Plan can bring life into village streets   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Dáil’s Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed the Government’s Rural Future plan which he says, if delivered, will give families a real option of living in their own home in a rural community instead of renting in Dublin City. However, Denis Naughten has warned that the key …

€500k investment for Mote Park – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, 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 …

€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 …

Dáil Committee must be established to design 3rd banking force – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has called for the establishment of a cross party Dáil Committee which, supported by the State, would design and builds on the key elements of a third banking force. Addressing a series of meetings following the planned closure of Bank of Ireland branches across provincial Ireland, Denis Naughten said: “We have two distinct customer bases that are …

Boost for Ballinasloe rail commuters with expected increase in services – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €3m to provide a passing loop at Oranmore Railway Station that will allow for additional morning and evening rail services on the route from Athlone to Galway City, directly benefiting Ballinasloe commuters. “Over the last number of years, I have engaged with Irish Rail on the need to increase rail services …