Spending €500 every second but what will we get for it? asks Naughten

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

Commenting on the publication of the National Development Plan (NDP) this week Denis Naughten said that while the plan sets out a spending program of just over €500 to be spent every single second over this decade, “the key unanswered question is will we get improved delivery for that investment?”. “We have seen with the National Children’s Hospital that there …

14 energy efficiency projects approved across County Roscommon & East Galway – Naughten

In East Galway, Energy, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding under the Community Energy Grant Scheme for 14 different projects for energy efficiency upgrades to local homes, businesses and community buildings across East Galway and County Roscommon. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), have awarded grants to projects in Ballaghaderreen, Ballinasloe, Castlerea, Dunmore, Glenamaddy, Roscommon & Monksland as well …

Online LPT system not accessible to all – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

As people across the country start to receive letters regarding their Local Property Tax liabilities, Denis Naughten TD has reiterated his call for An Post to provide Government services for those who are unable to access online applications. “The letters arriving from Revenue this week in relation to LPT assessments state that returns must be done online through the Revenue …

CMO advice must be scrutinised

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

  Today, I highlighted a discrepancy in the way that Covid 19 infection information is managed in schools which potentially exposes people who are immunocompromised. While the Chief Medical Officer’s advice earlier this week stated that a Public Health Risk Assessment will still be carried out to protect vulnerable children in special schools, no such assessment will be carried out …

Employment services must focus on individuals – Naughten

In Blog, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection discussed the procurement of  PEmployment Services with SIPTU, Fórsa and Department of Social Protection. Officials have now confirmed that existing services will be provided with a 6 month extension. Here are my opening remarks as Cathaoirleach: Watch the full discussion here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-archive/committees/4677   PRESS RELEASE Social Protection Committee to discuss Public Employment Services …

One in 5 local children in supersized classes – Naughten

In Education, Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The fact that some children are still in classes of 30 pupils or more means many of them are being  subjected to huge educational disadvantage which has negative, long-term consequences, claims local TD Denis Naughten. Questioning the Minister for Education in the Dáil, Denis Naughten pointed out: “If you spread the marmalade too thin on a slice of toast, you …

Tender for new Portiuncula 50 bed ward to be advertised next week – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The tender for the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will be advertised next week, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. The project was due to go to tender earlier this year but is now expected to be advertised on the e-Tenders website on 30th September. Deputy Naughten was informed that the delay had been “primarily due …

Plans to address broadband bottlenecks mothballed since project started – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Mobile Phone & Broadband Taskforce, established to address key bottlenecks in the delivery of vital broadband infrastructure across the country, has failed to meet since the contract with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) was signed in November 2019. This, in part, has contributed to the significant delays in the project delivery, claims Denis Naughten TD. “Based on current estimates from …

Returning to work must be the most financially beneficial option for individuals and families – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach, Budget 2022 must be different; we have a once in a generation opportunity, as we work our way out of this pandemic, to restructure our economy.   We, the Regional Independent TDs, are firmly of the view that this Budget cannot just be about closing the gaps which have emerged during the pandemic but it must also implement a …