Submission to Bord na Mona on rehabilitation of Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway

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Ms. Doreen King Project Manager Bord na Móna Energy Division, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Doreen.King@bnm.ie   9th December 2020   Dear Ms. King Thank you for your email outlining plans to rehabilitate Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway and your request for feedback on both projects. Firstly, can I request that there is a full hydrological and surface water …

Government must release all data behind lockdown decision – Naughten

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Denis Naughten TD has called on the Taoiseach to publish the data used to make the decisions on the lifting of the Level 5 lockdown from next week. “This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t …

Finance Minister to investigate exclusion of rural Council tenants from home insulation scheme – Naughten

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The exclusion of rural Council tenants from having their homes insulated under a new Government Scheme because they live in rural houses or estates owned by a County Council is to be investigated by the Minister for Finance, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Last week during a Dáil debate local TD Denis Naughten highlighted the fact that the new midland …

€34,000 for local meals on wheels – Naughten

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Chairperson of the Dáil Committee on Rural & Community Affairs, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed the allocation of €34,660 for three local meals on wheels projects serving older people in Roscommon and East Galway.   “Over the last number of years there has been very limited access to meals on wheels services in either County Roscommon or East Galway and …

We should scrap current Covid level restriction model – Naughten

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Denis Naughten TD has called for the scrapping of the current 5 level ‘living with Covid-19’ model and it’s replacement with an Irish specific model that opens up as much of society as possible while ensuring the next wave of infection does not lead to a further lockdown. “Too many of the restrictions introduced here are based on advice from …

Unacceptable that flu vaccine for 1 in 6 of population just disappears – Naughten

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The Minister for Health must come before Dáil Eireann to explain how 600,000 flu vaccine doses, enough to cover 1 in 6 of the adult population, seem to have evaporated and why this issue was not flagged at a meeting with party leaders last Friday evening, says Denis Naughten TD. “The disclosure of this information means that there is 40% …

ESB let more water into Callows as waters rose at Meelick – Naughten

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We need action on Shannon flooding now, not new laws in a decade   The ESB opened sluice gates in Athlone last July to allow more water into the Shannon Callows as flood waters rose at Meelick Weir. This exposes the fact that there is little co-ordination between the ESB and Waterways Ireland on the management of water levels on …

We need to change the way we manage Covid 19

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The problem with lockdowns is that we don’t know what bits work and don’t work. Each and every one of these measures are having a direct impact on the mental health of every person in this country. We could potentially have further lockdowns for Valentine’s Day and our 4th lockdown over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  The only way to …

€430,000 for local Clár projects to improve community facilities and school safety – Naughten

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Denis Naughten TD, Chairperson of the Join Oireachtas Committee Community & Rural Affairs, has confirmed the allocation of over €430,000 to projects across Roscommon and East Galway to address safety at schools and the upgrading of local community and sports facilities. The focus of this year’s grants has been on community well-being as well as school safety, with 11 local …