Health authorities now playing with words on meat plant tracing

In Agriculture, Blog, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Neither the HSE nor the Minister for Health are prepared to provide the actual numbers of people contact traced and tested as a result of being in proximity of meat plant employees who tested positive for Covid-19.   Even in today’s reply from the Health Minister he has not been prepared to provide that simple answer, and we must ask why? …

€120k for local historic buildings – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

The Government has allocated €120,000 for works to maintain and repair 18 historic buildings across Roscommon and East Galway, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. “Not only will this funding help to maintain these important historic buildings across our area, but it will also support employment as many of these small-scale projects are labour-intensive projects to repair and safeguard our built …

Rethink needed on “supervised playgrounds”

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Today I have asked the Government to reconisder its advice on the opening of “supervised playgrounds”. As parents we all know that supervised playgrounds simply do not exist except perhaps in attractions where an entrance fee is paid, which is beyond the reach of many people at present and which also cannot be attended on a regular basis.   We …

Bereavement Support line

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

Today the Irish Hospice Foundation has launched a Bereavement Support line. The freephone number is available from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The number is 1800 80 70 77   Many people have experienced and will experience the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other …

Meat plant debacle continues as Minister misleads Dáil – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

HSE concealing contact tracing problem from Government   Denis Naughten TD has written to Minister Simon Harris seeking the contact tracing figures for each meat plant across the country, after the figures he presented to Dáil Éireann on Thursday evening were contradicted by the HSE the following morning. Commenting on the discrepancy between the two sets of figures Denis Naughten …

Naughten urges Councils to explore use of outdoor spaces to support restaurants & cafes

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has backed calls from the Taoiseach for local authorities to show flexibility in relation to outdoor seating. “As we move through the roadmap for the lifting of restrictions, we need to look at solutions that will help local businesses to re-open safely, get people back to work and help our economy to start to recover,” stated …

Public should now think outside the box & explore hidden gems in their county with hashtag #HiddenYourCounty

In Blog, Tourism by Denis Naughten

  Now that the Country has opened up on a County basis I would encourage people to ‘think outside the box’ a bit and not congregate around the most popular destinations and instead explore some of the hidden gems in their county. I would actively encourage communities to promote their local amenities by using the hashtag #Hidden followed by their county such …

Naughten welcomes Government approval of countywide travel measure

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Public should now think outside the box and explore hidden gems in their county   Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the Government implementation of his suggestion to allow for greater movement within geographic areas, following the announcement of countywide travel measures. Before the lifting of any lockdown restrictions, Denis Naughten proposed to An Taoiseach that the Government should use the geographic …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

July provision for disabled children disappointing – Naughten

In Disability, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has said he is “deeply disappointed” with the response he has received from the Minister for Education who has decided not to provide the July provision that would normally have been made available to some children with a disability.    “While the Minister is planning to put some supports in place, this will fall short of …