€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 …

Vaccine more prevalent than information on roll out – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked An Taoiseach to intervene to ensure that housebound older people are told when they can expect to receive the Covid-19 vaccine through the National Ambulance Service. “On 11th March the National Ambulance Service started the Covid vaccination of housebound patients around the Dublin area. A week later the HSE informed us that 300 of the estimated …

€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 …

Why are family carers forgotten as back office staff are vaccinated?

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

We need straight answers from the doctors advising Government on vaccine roll out!   Last December, before any vaccination priority list was published, I made contact with An Taoiseach asking that family carers be included on the vaccine prioritisation list.   The reasons I asked for family carers to be included as a priority was:   Firstly, they are the …

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 …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands publishes its submission to the Pensions Commission regarding pension related matters

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands has published its submission to the Pensions Commission, detailing the Committee’s consideration of the Total Contributions Approach and other pension related matters examined by the Committee. After seven committee meetings since January considering this very important issue, the Committee has issued 18 key findings and these are …

Why is NIAC ignoring vulnerable children? asks Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children with underlying medical conditions, who are at high risk of severe illness or death, have been excluded from the decision to prioritise them as part of the Covid vaccination programme. “If people over the age of 15 with serious underlying medical conditions are being prioritised based on medical …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands calls for submissions as part of its pre-budget scrutiny process

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

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands, is inviting written submissions from Members of the Public, Stakeholders and interested parties. The Joint Committee has agreed to undertake a detailed examination and review of the 2021 Estimates, once published, for both the Department of Social Protection and the …