Ground works for Portiuncula 50 bed ward block to take until next May – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

HSE expect construction to start mid 2021   Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Health that the ground works at Portiuncula Hospital, in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, will take nine months to complete with an expected finish date of 25th May 2021. “The enabling works are required in advance …

Naughten sees community renewable energy projects come to fruition

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

€4.5m renewable boost to local communities as a direct result of my intervention – Naughten   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs, has welcomed the approval today (Friday) of seven community-owned renewable energy projects that are to be supported under the new renewable energy auction programme. “When I designed this auction project I specifically ringfenced …

We must hunt Covid out of meat plants not chase it – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has expressed dismay at the HSE’s decision to suspend the Covid screening of meat plant employees stating that “we must hunt Covid out of meat plants not chase it from county to county”. “After completing just about 10% of the serial screening programme within the meat and food processing sector, the HSE has suspended the programme,” stated Denis …

Enterprise Committee ignored Tánaiste request to consider Aptar jobs – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has said he is “deeply disappointed” that the Western Region Enterprise Committee failed to specifically consider the pending job losses at Aptar in Ballinasloe, despite a specific request to do so by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. “In June I asked the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD to bring together all the State …

Minister commits to out of hours flu vaccine clinics – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Health has confirmed he will ensure out of hours flu vaccination clinics are provided in the coming weeks to facilitate access for school children and working families. The Minister was responding to a request by Denis Naughten TD, who had pointed out “not only must the vaccine be made available to as many people as possible, but …

Midland communities short-changed under Stay & Spend Scheme

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Midland communities have far less Fáilte Ireland approved accommodation and as a result will be short-changed under Stay & Spend Scheme : https://denisnaughten.ie/2020/09/03/stay-spend-scheme-ignores-older-people-and-inland-counties-naughten/  

Stay & Spend scheme ignores older people and inland counties – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has expressed disappointment that the Government’s new Stay & Spend Scheme has ignored older people who do not have a tax liability and inland counties with limited numbers of  Failte Ireland approved accommodation.  “While the principle behind the new scheme is welcome, a tax credit scheme is of no benefit to many older people who would traditionally have …

Communities asked to support Greenway through ‘hidden’ East Galway

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

Local Independent representatives Sean Canney TD, Denis Naughten TD, Cllr Tim Broderick, Cllr Gabe Connolly & Cllr Evelyn Parsons are calling on local communities to make a submission on the new Athlone to Galway greenway, seeking a route from Athlone and Ballinasloe through to Athenry and on to Galway City. The advantage of taking such a route is the substantial …

Tánaiste must chair emergency enterprise meeting following Aptar announcement – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar TD, to convene and personally chair an emergency meeting of the Western Region Enterprise Committee following Aptar’s announcement that it will cease operations in the town by the end of the year. Speaking in Ballinasloe this morning Denis Naughten said “It is deeply disappointing that the engagement between Government and …

HSE must provide out of hours flu vaccine clinics – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Health and the HSE to ensure evening and weekend flu vaccination clinics are provided to facilitate access for school children and working families. “Not only must the vaccine be made available to as many people as possible, but it is also imperative that schoolchildren and families can obtain a flu vaccination …