Government to continue treble tax on renting out Fair Deal homes – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has described the continued insistence by the Department of Health to treble tax any of the 9,000 vacant homes of older people in long term nursing home care that are rented out as “immoral”. “Reports in today’s papers indicated that the Department of Health is refusing to treat rented property in a similar manner to that of …

Up 1,100 housebound vaccine appointments unaccounted for says Naughten

In Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Up to 1,100 appointments by the National Ambulance Service for people over the age of 70 are unaccounted for based on evidence presented to Dáil Éireann yesterday, says Denis Naughten TD. “These unaccounted-for vaccination appointments are now clearly the reason why 1,000 people awaiting their first vaccine dose did not receive it by last Sunday week, as planned by the …

€4.1m for local active travel projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Funding of €4.1m has been allocated to local projects under the active travel scheme, which will make walking far safer in many local areas, says Denis Naughten TD. “Right across Roscommon and East Galway over 30 projects have been funded ranging from extensions of footpaths to local amenities and improved school safety to the enhancement of public transport and active …

Rural strategy right but will Dublin decisionmakers deliver it? asks Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Plan can bring life into village streets   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Dáil’s Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed the Government’s Rural Future plan which he says, if delivered, will give families a real option of living in their own home in a rural community instead of renting in Dublin City. However, Denis Naughten has warned that the key …

Vaccine more prevalent than information on roll out – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked An Taoiseach to intervene to ensure that housebound older people are told when they can expect to receive the Covid-19 vaccine through the National Ambulance Service. “On 11th March the National Ambulance Service started the Covid vaccination of housebound patients around the Dublin area. A week later the HSE informed us that 300 of the estimated …

€500k investment for Mote Park – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 for the Mote Park outdoor recreation trail experience and a cycle link to the Beara Breffni Way on the River Suck. The funding from Minister Heather Humphreys will be used to develop traditional ground trails through the park as well as new vertical trails and a vertical walkway viewing tower …

€500k investment for Mote Forest Park – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 for the Mote Park outdoor recreation trail experience and a cycle link to the Beara Breffni Way on the River Suck. The funding from Minister Heather Humphreys will be used to develop traditional ground trails through the park as well as new vertical trails and a vertical walkway viewing tower …

Why are family carers forgotten as back office staff are vaccinated?

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

We need straight answers from the doctors advising Government on vaccine roll out!   Last December, before any vaccination priority list was published, I made contact with An Taoiseach asking that family carers be included on the vaccine prioritisation list.   The reasons I asked for family carers to be included as a priority was:   Firstly, they are the …

Dáil Committee must be established to design 3rd banking force – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has called for the establishment of a cross party Dáil Committee which, supported by the State, would design and builds on the key elements of a third banking force. Addressing a series of meetings following the planned closure of Bank of Ireland branches across provincial Ireland, Denis Naughten said: “We have two distinct customer bases that are …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands publishes its submission to the Pensions Commission regarding pension related matters

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands has published its submission to the Pensions Commission, detailing the Committee’s consideration of the Total Contributions Approach and other pension related matters examined by the Committee. After seven committee meetings since January considering this very important issue, the Committee has issued 18 key findings and these are …