Beef agreement positive but movement needed on base price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

The agreement between the meat industry and farming organisations provides a basis to start the rebalancing of power within the beef sector but we need to see movement on the base price for beef from meat processors, says Denis Naughten TD. “Farmers are to be briefed on the agreement struck with processors over the coming hours and I would urge …

Families penalised for renting out “Fair Deal” homes – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Unjust system adding to housing shortage by trebling penalty on such homes Denis Naughten TD is seeking decisive and immediate action to reform the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme and release around 14,000 vacant homes where the owners have gone into a nursing home. “While I welcome the proposed reforms of the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme which …

letter to IBEC on beef talks

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

                                    ‪Earlier today I called to IBEC HQ with a letter calling on them to intervene to ensure that Meat Industry & Supermarkets attend beef talks #ComeToTheTable‬

Naughten welcomes Taoiseach’s support for rehabilitation plans for local bogs

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the support from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for part of the Climate Action Fund to be used to commence rehabilitation work on the cut away bogs in the midland counties. “Following the decision by Bord na Mona to lay off staff at the Mount Dillon works in counties Roscommon and Longford, and the decision …

IBEC must intervene to bring meat industry back to the table – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Rural Ireland set to become 40 shades of yellow instead of green Denis Naughten is calling on IBEC, the umbrella organisation for Meat Industry Ireland, to directly intervene in the beef dispute and ensure that both it and Retail Ireland, which represents the major supermarkets, get around the negotiating table before irreparable damage is caused to the beef industry. “Walking …

Naughten seeks prompt decision from EPA on Lanesboro licence

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought a prompt decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the single submission to the “proposed determination” on revised licence for the operation of Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, County Longford. Mr. Naughten said that he “has written to the EPA on behalf of the 400 families in the vicinity of Lough Ree …

Roscommon urology service will save lives & improve outcome for those with incontinence – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the launch of a plan to improve urology services across the country which was developed in conjunction with Roscommon Hospital. “Roscommon Hospital was the first hospital in Ireland to introduce a rapid result services for patients with symptoms of blood in urine, which in 10% of cases is a sign of cancer,” said Denis …

Beef farmer must have secure share of supermarket price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Farmer margin dropping by 1.7% each year Addressing the Agriculture Committee this afternoon, Denis Naughten TD said “we must bring about a situation where beef farmers have a fixed share of the price paid by supermarket customers for their product”. “A lot of the anger expressed by farmers is around cattle specifications and supermarkets need to provide a justification for …

Naughten secures consolidated report on Government business supports

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the publication of a report which draws together all Government supports for local business throughout the country. “Earlier this year, with the support of opposition parties, I secured a legal commitment from Government to outline how we can support our local businesses which are the backbone of employment across this country. That has now led to …

Naughten supports retention of South Westmeath Hospice service

In Health, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has endorsed the local campaign to retain the operation of the existing hospice service at St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone, pending the establishment of a new service at Clonbrusk. Writing to the Health Minister, Denis Naughten pointed out: “The local community raised €1.9m to build the South Westmeath Hospice on the St Vincent’s Campus and there must …