Electricity bills to jump by an unjustifiable €54 from Thursday – Naughten

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

Cost of subsidy jumps by 140% but less renewable electricity generated   Denis Naughten has described the fact that electricity bills will jump by €54 a year from Thursday to subsidise renewable electricity as “completely unjustifiable”. He has highlighted that despite the jump in cost there will be 44,000 less homes supplied with green energy. Under a decision taken during …

Post Offices must be the Government’s off-line gateway

In Blog, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

While Government policy is to offer Government services online particularly now as a result of Covid 19, there will always be a segment of the population that are not comfortable or proficient accessing online tools or services. Due to its nationwide network and existing strong relationship with offline citizens, the Government took a decision in 2017 to develop the post …

Budget proposals to get people out of our cities – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 should be about getting families, workers and students out of our cities, where housing and services are in huge demand, and instead supporting people to bring life back into remote rural communities, says Denis Naughten TD.   As part of the Budget process the Regional Independent TDs have put forward a set of proposals including:  The introduction of …

New suckler cow scheme must pay €200 – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Sheep welfare payment should be doubled Budget 2021 must deliver for suckler farmers by introducing a new Suckler Cow Environmental Scheme paying €200 for the first 20 cows as well as doubling the payment to farmers under the Sheep Welfare Scheme, according to Denis Naughten TD.   “The agriculture proposals which as Regional Independent TDs we have put forward in …

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 …