Naughten confirms €179k for local walking routes

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Local Issues, North-Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD and Chair of the Dáil Committee on Community & Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten, has confirmed the allocation of €179,000 for the small-scale enhancement of local walking trails across Roscommon and East Galway. “Funding has been allocated for the improvement of trails in Ballygar, Glenamaddy and Lawrencetown in East Galway as well as Boyle, Strokestown to Tarmonbarry and Granlahan …

Naughten questions Minister on Portiuncula capacity

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has questioned the Minister for Health on the capacity of Portiuncula Hospital to deal with the surge in patients as a result of Covid-19. “During the first week in January, Portiuncula Hospital had an average 13 patients on trolleys overnight and as a direct result of the reduction in the number of beds in the hospital …

Blended is the future for remote working, but public service must be open to innovation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has warmly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Remote Working Strategy but has warned it is doomed to failure unless there is a more open attitude to innovation within the public service. “I believe that blended working, involving remote hubs both within the public service and in society as a whole, will be key to the uptake …

Flexibility needed on BEAM reduction in light of suckler numbers – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

6% reduction in national suckler numbers should be sufficient   Denis Naughten TD has called for penalties associated with the 5% reduction of bovine livestock manure nitrogen under the beef exceptional aid measure (BEAM) to be waived for farmers due to the implications of Covid-19 on the movement of livestock. His call comes in light of figures showing that the …

Over €1.25m for local village renewal – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD, and Chair of the Dáil Rural and Community Affairs Committee, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1.261m towards the significant enhancement of 11 local villages across East Galway, Roscommon and adjoining areas. The successful villages are Castleblakeney, Creggs, Dysart, Four Roads, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Rooskey, Tarmonbarry, Croghan, Jamestown and Lanesboro which will see funding allocated through the local County …

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 …

Tánaiste to ask IDA to consider investing in Ballinasloe– Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a commitment by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, that he is to ask the IDA to consider acquiring land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe. The Tánaiste was responding to a request in Dáil Éireann from Denis Naughten for the IDA to acquire the 50 acres of land in …

Dr Glynn acknowledges need to answer legitimate vaccination questions, but no such opportunity for TDs

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Dr Glynn acknowledges need to answer legitimate vaccination questions, but no such opportunity for TDs “While I welcome the intervention by Dr Ronan Glynn on the roll-out of the vaccination programme, and his acknowledgement that people have legitimate questions that need to be answered, sadly nobody told Government which has decide not to allow for questions and answers during a …