Enough carers suffering from depression to fill Croke Park

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

More than 68,000 carers in Ireland suffer from depression, nearly enough people to fill every seat in Croke Park, claims Denis Naughten TD. He told the Dáil last night: “A large proportion of those carers suffer depression as a result of never getting a break and for carers who are providing care seven days a week, 24 hours a day, access …

Government investment in home help must be delivered to older people – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/qaEmtacMmCs Denis Naughten TD has called for immediate action to ensure that the money provided by Dáil Éireann for home help is used to increase hours available to support older people in their homes, not spent on administration. “The fact is that we have seen a €140m increase in funding for home help since this Government took office but this …

Naughten secures Dáil debate on home help cuts

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate this evening (Wednesday) to push for a reversal to the HSE’s decision to slash the allocation of home help hours to older people. In a rare move the Independent TD secured the debate with the support of the Ceann Comhairle due to the virtually unprecedented number of TDs seeking to have the matter …

Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

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

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …

Payments to issue to hundreds on reduced pensions – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that pensioners with reduced State pensions who had them reviewed over the last year, the majority of whom are women, will start to receive payments and arrears from next week. “Last year the Government took the decision to review the pension of 90,000 people who reached pension age on or after the 1st September …

Naughten seeks public toilets in Loughnaneane Park

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on Roscommon County Council to examine locating public toilets in Loughnaneane Park in Roscommon Town. “This is an issue which will be familiar, in particular, to parents of young children who regularly use the park to visit the castle, duck pond and the playground as well as the park’s other amenities,” explained Denis Naughten. …

€64,000 for Roscommon Community Service Groups – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Tourism, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has acknowledged the allocation of €64,000 for local community groups to help deal with the cost of increases to the minimum wage but has called for an urgent review of the full cost of running these valuable community companies.   “Minister Michael Ring has allocated €64,000 to 13 local organisations to help them alleviate the financial …

Naughten welcomes €83,000 for Rathcroghan Tours and making local homes warmer

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by Minister Michael Ring of over €83,000 to Tulsk Action Group and Midland Warmer Homes in Curraghboy.     “Tulsk Action Group has received €20,000 towards the cost of purchasing a minibus to facilitate visitors accessing the archeological sites of Rathcroghan. This investment will help increase tourist numbers locally as well as …