Family successors must act now to avail of nursing home farm relief – Naughten

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

Delays could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to ensure they are in a position to designate the farm successor within the next six weeks to avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets due to changes under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing …

3100 rural homes in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is currently completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both counties Galway and Roscommon with companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are approximately 3100 premises in the Ballinasloe area such as Ballydangan, Creagh, …

238 additional places on local Community Employment and Tús schemes – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Social Protection, has confirmed the provision of 238 additional places on local Community Employment and Tús schemes across Roscommon and Galway.   The Government has sanctioned 30 additional Tús places in County Roscommon and a further 170 in County Galway, east of the City, with a further 38 Community Employment positions …

60% reduction in buses serving Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Families, Health, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that there is a 60% reduction in the number of buses facilitating patients and visitors attending Portiuncula Hospital as a result of the decision by the National Transport Authority not to replace the lost Bus Éireann services. An analysis by Denis Naughten of the current Citylink service and that provided in the past by …

Passengers marooned by Bus Éireann withdrawal say local Independents

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Cllr. Evelyn Parsons, Cllr Tim Broderick, and Denis Naughten TD have condemned the decision to withdraw the Bus Éireann service between Galway, Ballinasloe & Athlone which has left those with a free travel pass without any service. The local representatives went on to point out the lack of any information whatsoever at the local bus stops informing people that the …

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 …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands publishes its Pre-Budget Submission

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

  The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has today published its Pre-Budget submission to the Minster for Social Protection. The cross-party Committee’s submission to the Minister contains 76 recommendations for Budget 2022 including: A rise in all social welfare payment rates – equivalent to the cost of living increases. An increase in the rate …

We need timeline for reopening day services as HSE confirms vaccination completed – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten has called for a definitive date for the full reopening of all-day services following confirmation from the HSE that all older people and adults with underlying health conditions have been fully vaccinated “It is unacceptable that State funded day services for people with a disability and older people remain closed, or only available for part of the …

Day services must be reopened for older people and disabled – Naughten

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

It is unacceptable that State funded day services for people with a disability and older people remain closed, or only available for part of the week, despite the fact that both users and staff are fully vaccinated, Denis Naughten told the Dáil last week. He pointed out: “Schools reopened last February and  public transport services will be increased to 75pc …