Bereavement Support line

In Blog, Families, Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

Today the Irish Hospice Foundation has launched a Bereavement Support line. The freephone number is available from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The number is 1800 80 70 77   Many people have experienced and will experience the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other …

Funding available for meals on wheels, cancer transport, school safety & recreation areas – Naughten

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

Applications are being sought from local groups under the Clár programme to support community initiatives such as meals on wheels, transport for cancer patients, improved pedestrian safety especially around schools and the development or enhancement of community recreation areas, says Denis Naughten TD. The request for applications was announced by Minister Michael Ring and applications for 90% funding must be …

Need help or wish to offer help duing Covid 19 Crisis?

In Blog, Disability, Families, Older People, Uncategorized, Young People by Denis Naughten

As part of the Government response to the COVID-19 crisis, Roscommon & Galway County Councils have established a COVID-19 Community Call Forum. The forum works with State agencies and community and voluntary groups to provide supports or services to any vulnerable person who needs them. The forum brings together different organisations to provide important services like: collection and delivery of essential items like …

Post vans must be used to deliver food & medicine to older people – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has asked An Post to use its mail network across the country to ensure older people have access to food, medicines, newspapers etc without having to leave their homes. “Through my work as Minister for Communications I was able to protect the 5-day delivery service to every home in Ireland and this service must now be used …

Government backs down on bingo prizemoney – Naughten

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Government has backed down on the 50% prizemoney cap to be paid out to bingo goers across the country On foot of an amendment proposed by Martin Kenny TD, which I seconded and with the support of the Government and other parties, organisers of large bingos will continue to be able to pay …

Confidence vote on Housing Minister

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

This no-confidence motion was a political stunt by the Social Democrats to garner support in last weeks by-elections. If they had been serious about the housing crisis they would not have tried to undermine the national broadband plan which would help to make vacant homes in towns, villages and rural areas attractive to families who can work remotely thus bringing …

New bingo laws

In Blog, Families, Local Issues, Older People by Denis Naughten

On foot on numerous representations that I have received regarding possible changes to the running of bingo by community groups across the Country, I have been engaging directly with Minister of State, David Stanton. Below I’m attaching a briefing note which he provided to me. He has also stated that while a community group/charity who are running their own bingo …

Naughten welcomes allocation of €60,000 in outdoor recreation funding

In Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €60,000 for 4 outdoor recreation projects in Mote Park, Castlerea Demesne, Keadue and the National Famine Way. “This funding will improve accessibility to existing public walkways and recreation areas and encourage more people to get out and be active in the community,” said Denis Naughten. “The funding will enhance facilities for …

€2.2m fund for local groups and individuals – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €2.2m in funding for 2020 for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Government’s primary social inclusion intervention. Under the 2020 allocation County Roscommon is to receive €616,000 and County Galway is to receive €1.65m, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund, and supports unemployed people, people …