Tánaiste’s Ballinasloe meeting must be followed by active IDA support – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the high-level meeting between the Tánaiste and the enterprise agencies regarding Ballinasloe but stated it must now be followed through with “a determined effort by all agencies, especially the IDA, to promote the town of Ballinasloe and all it has to offer”. The meeting by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar with the West Regional Enterprise …

Retired health staff must be recalled for vaccine roll out – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is strongly urging Government to utilise as many retired doctors and other health staff as possible during the rollout the Covid 19 vaccine programme rather than pulling existing health staff away from addressing huge backlogs created by the lockdowns.    “We are already experiencing record breaking backlogs within our health system and the last thing we now need …

PPS number should be used to track Covid vaccine

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

PPS number should be used to track Covid vaccine Reluctantly I’ve called for the use of the PPS number system run by the Department of Social Protection to be used to track who has received the Covid vaccine, which vaccine they have received, and if they need to be recalled for a booster shot.  

Covid vaccine may leave 2,400 without access to disabled driver scheme – Naughten

In Disability, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

TD disappointed that Government did not start processing Primary Medical Certs now Up to 2,400 people who are entitled to access to the disabled driver scheme which was suspended last June may have to wait a further six months for approval as HSE doctors are diverted to the Covid vaccination programme, says Denis Naughten TD “Rather applications being processed for …

Submission to Bord na Mona on rehabilitation of Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Ms. Doreen King Project Manager Bord na Móna Energy Division, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Doreen.King@bnm.ie   9th December 2020   Dear Ms. King Thank you for your email outlining plans to rehabilitate Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway and your request for feedback on both projects. Firstly, can I request that there is a full hydrological and surface water …

Report on the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands, has this evening published its report on the operation of the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme, in advance of the introduction of the Social Protection Bill 2020 in the Houses of the Oireachtas tomorrow. The Committee recently completed its consideration of the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme, and undertook a detailed …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss Covid-19 Pandemic Supports targeted at the Islands and Rural Ireland

In Business & Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow to continue its discussion surrounding Covid-19 Pandemic Supports, with a specific look at supports to the Islands and Rural Ireland. On Wednesday, at 9am, officials from the Department of Rural and Community Development will return to Committee Room 4 of Leinster House for their …

Why is vaccine programme ignoring vulnerable children? – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children are not included in the early phases of the Covid vaccination programme. “If vulnerable older people are being prioritised based on medical evidence, surely that same advice would also apply to vulnerable children? And if that is the case why are they not included in the initial phases …

Power stations should not be demolished Naughten tells Dáil

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Seasonal staff need assurances on work next year   Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Government to stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as both plants are about to burn peat for the very last time. Questioning the Tánaiste in Dáil Éireann on Thursday, Denis Naughten also called for …

Harmac creates 60 new jobs to meet Covid demand – Naughten

In Jobs, Local Issues, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that Harmac is to create 60 additional jobs on its Castlerea site to meet growing global demand as a result of Covid-19. Commenting on the announcement he said: “This is a significant investment in Castlerea, which is equivalent to 2,400 jobs being created in Galway City, and is a vote of confidence not …