Naughten welcomes revamp of disabled permits

In Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed a reform of the disabled driver parking permit scheme which will dramatically reduce the fraudulent use of such permits. The new changes come into law on 1st June and will also increase the size & availability of some disabled parking bays, which will be of benefit to all road users. Not only is the …

Funding for Granlahan NS welcomed

In Education, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Education that he has approved an Emergency Works Grant application for Granlahan NS, Co. Roscommon. “I would like to commend the principal & board of management of the school for putting a compelling case to the Department of Education for the funding to repair the roof at the school,” …

Local children’s views sought on plan for the future – Naughten

In Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

 Denis Naughten TD has welcomed a survey of local children, seeking their views for the development on a new National Children’s Strategy. The new Children’s Strategy will set out the Governments targets for child services and how they will impact on the day to day lives of local children. While many professionals will have a direct input into the plan, …

Tax Back Campaign

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

the country’s tax payers and the responsibility lies with individuals to reclaim the overpaid taxes. On average taxpayers could be entitled to as much as €500 in overpaid taxes.

Approval of 8 summer works schemes for local schools welcome -Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of eight applications for summer works in local schools but pointed out that it was disappointing funding was not available to fund other important applications in the county. “I want to welcome the allocation of funding to the eight schools, namely St Bridget’s NS, Four Mile House; Naomh Micheal & Padraig, Cootehall; St. Ciaran’s …

Submission on possible closure of small schools

In Education by Denis Naughten

Dear Minister Quinn, I wish to make the following submission in support of small rural schools in Counties Roscommon & Leitrim, including those listed below. I would be opposed to the blanket closure of small schools, which I believe are the focal point of many communities. Such a policy would disproportionately affect Counties Roscommon & Leitrim because both counties have …

Naughten to fight for new REPS scheme

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will this week meet with Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to impress upon him the need to open up the AEOS scheme to new applicants. Speaking following a meeting with the IFA last night (Monday) Denis Naughten said: “While it is now clear that the outgoing Government failed to provide the funding needed to open up the scheme to …

Naughten welcomes appointment of critical nursing staff at Roscommon Hospital

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation by the HSE that two existing theatre nursing vacancies at Roscommon County Hospital are to be filled through the redeployment/internal transfer of staff. “The theatre nursing posts are not only vital to the running of the running of surgery but also the maintenance of the 24/7 A&E department at Roscommon County Hospital,” stated Denis Naughten. …

Withdrawal of hospital services halted – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Any plans by the HSE for the withdrawal of services from smaller hospitals have now been halted by Fine Gael, Denis Naughten confirmed this week. The decision has been made by Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly, who previously wrote to the HSE prior to the election requesting that it would “refrain from implementing any changes in respect of services …

Naughten corrects misleading statements on FG commitment to Roscommon Hospital

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has clarified recent misleading statements that have been made regarding Fine Gael’s commitment to Roscommon Hospital and has reiterated that the commitment will secure the future of the hospital. “Over the last week several inaccurate and misleading statements have been made regarding Fine Gael’s commitment to the future of Roscommon Hospital,” stated Denis Naughten. “It is wholly inaccurate …