Prioritising the vulnerable for vaccination welcome but their carers cannot be ignored – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has welcomed plans to prioritise people with serious medical conditions for vaccination but asked that family carers be included in this prioritised category because of the knock on impact on our health service should they get sick.   “I believe that it was a mistake not to initially designate full-time family carers in the vulnerable category because if …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …

Carers must be included in revised vaccination programme – Naughten

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

Government needs to outline contingency plan for over 70s vaccination   Denis Naughten has called for family carers to now be prioritised as part of the review of the vaccine roll-out following the decision by Government last night to not administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to older people. He has also called on the Government to immediately outline its contingency plan …

Urgent intervention needed on Lough Funshinagh flooding – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has again been in communication with the Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue TD, seeking their urgent intervention on the rapidly deteriorating situation on the ground at Lough Funshinagh. “Water levels are now 9cm higher than the historic high-water mark set in April 2020 and as …

Dáil to consider change in law “to act as real deterrent against theft of pets” – Naughten

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Companion pets much more than property & law should reflect that Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that a motion will be considered in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday to increase the penalties for those who steal companion pets, a practice that has been on the rise since the introduction of Covid lockdowns last year. “In the last year there has been …

Dáil replies on Lough Funshinagh flooding

In Agriculture, Blog, Families, Mid-Roscommon, Older People by Denis Naughten

Attached are Dáil replies that I received this week on the flooding at Lough Funshinagh. As you can see some of the replies disappointingly are still outstanding. I have also submitted written queries on last weeks Dáil replies to the Heritage Division and the Geological Survey. I understand that a follow up meeting to this weeks Ministerial meeting is now …

Greenway must go through proposed park for Kellysgrove, Ballinasloe

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten & Cllr Evelyn Parsons have requested that the Dublin to Galway Greenway be routed along the canal through Kellysgrove Bog, adjoining the town of Ballinasloe, before continuing from Ballinasloe to Athenry and on to Galway City. “Plans are now underway to rehabilitate Kellysgrove Bog and both local Cllr Evelyn Parsons & I believe that this should …

Retired health staff must be urgently recalled for vaccine roll out – Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged the Government to utilise as many retired doctors and other health staff as possible to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine programme, rather than pulling existing health staff away from treating those with virus. “We are now experiencing record numbers of Covid positive cases, which is putting huge pressure on all frontline healthcare workers both in our hospitals …

Retired health staff must be recalled for vaccine roll out – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten is strongly urging Government to utilise as many retired doctors and other health staff as possible during the rollout the Covid 19 vaccine programme rather than pulling existing health staff away from addressing huge backlogs created by the lockdowns.    “We are already experiencing record breaking backlogs within our health system and the last thing we now need …