End of year broadband target missed by another 25,000 homes – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

The National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year and instead will pass 35,000 homes by 1st January, says Denis Naughten TD.   Responding to a Dáil question tabled by Denis Naughten, the Government admitted that just 35,000 homes will be passed by the end of the year and that …

Minister told just one Garda left policing half Co. Roscommon

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Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Minister for Justice to intervene as Garda manpower has hit an all-time low in the Roscommon Garda District leaving just one Garda policing an area from Ballyleague to Ballinasloe on occasion. Deputy Naughten told the Minister in the Dáil: “In the past three years, 25 Gardaí have left the district through promotion, transfer …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

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National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Fair Deal nursing home farm relief now available– Naughten

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But delaying to apply could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to immediately appoint a farm successor so that they can avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets which came into force last week under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing a three-year …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

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

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

Carers cannot be forgotten in Budget – Naughten

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

Cathaoirleach of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection Denis Naughten TD has said it is “imperative that family carers are not forgotten when it comes to reforms required to our Social Welfare system as part of Budget 2022”. “This Budget must not be about giving a little bit to everybody, but it must be about structural reforms to our …

Online LPT system not accessible to all – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

As people across the country start to receive letters regarding their Local Property Tax liabilities, Denis Naughten TD has reiterated his call for An Post to provide Government services for those who are unable to access online applications. “The letters arriving from Revenue this week in relation to LPT assessments state that returns must be done online through the Revenue …

CMO advice must be scrutinised

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

  Today, I highlighted a discrepancy in the way that Covid 19 infection information is managed in schools which potentially exposes people who are immunocompromised. While the Chief Medical Officer’s advice earlier this week stated that a Public Health Risk Assessment will still be carried out to protect vulnerable children in special schools, no such assessment will be carried out …

Online LPT system not accessible to all – Naughten

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

As people across the country start to receive letters regarding their Local Property Tax liabilities, Denis Naughten TD has reiterated his call for An Post to provide Government services for those who are unable to access online applications. “The letters arriving from Revenue this week in relation to LPT assessments state that returns must be done online through the Revenue …

Plans to address broadband bottlenecks mothballed since project started – Naughten

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

The Mobile Phone & Broadband Taskforce, established to address key bottlenecks in the delivery of vital broadband infrastructure across the country, has failed to meet since the contract with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) was signed in November 2019. This, in part, has contributed to the significant delays in the project delivery, claims Denis Naughten TD. “Based on current estimates from …