Huge opportunities to develop our towns & rural areas as funding schemes open for applications – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local communities to look at innovative ways to bring people into their community as well as enhancing amenities for local people. This follows the opening this week of five different funds which can support local employment.   Earlier this morning Minister Michael Ring sought applications under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides communities with …

Covid supports must not be paid to accommodation providers who refuse student refunds – Naughten

In Education, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Limerick University should have public funding stopped until it refunds its students Denis Naughten has called on the Government to ensure that no student accommodation provider should be able to avail of financial support from the State if it has not refunded students forced to leave college early due to Covid-19. “This is not just private providers of accommodation because …

Funding available for meals on wheels, cancer transport, school safety & recreation areas – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Applications are being sought from local groups under the Clár programme to support community initiatives such as meals on wheels, transport for cancer patients, improved pedestrian safety especially around schools and the development or enhancement of community recreation areas, says Denis Naughten TD. The request for applications was announced by Minister Michael Ring and applications for 90% funding must be …

General Tips for Working From Home

In Blog, Jobs by Denis Naughten

The Citizens Information have summarised general tips to help you look after your health and well-being while working from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic. Try to: Stick to your normal routine as much as possible, starting your day as you normally would: shower, getting dressed and eating breakfast. Keep times for lunch, dinner as close to normal as you can. …

Are you included on the new broadband map?

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Now that National Broadband Ireland is starting to plan for the rollout of broadband in County Roscommon & East Galway it is important that people check their colour code on the National Broadband Map at www.broadband.gov.ie If people, particularly in towns and villages, are not getting at least 30Mbps consistently then they need to make sure that they are amber …

Just transition report welcome but we need to see action now – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the Just Transition Commissioner Report but warned we need to see real action on the delivery of measures within communities right across the region now.   “Every time we hear of ‘Just Transition’ we are always one more announcement away from action,” stated Denis Naughten. “We cannot accept a situation where we must wait …

Restart Grant now available for small local businesses

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

  Restart Grant now available for small local businesses   Small businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant which will amount to between €2,000 and €10,000.   The COVID-19 Business Restart Grant for micro and small businesses is a tool to support small businesses in our towns and villages, impacted by Covid-19 to reopen their doors and reconnect with …

After 50 days of infection we get action on meat plants

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

50 days after the first Covid 19 infections were diagnosed within meat plants – and after four weeks of persistently raising this issue with authorities along with a handful of other TDs – we eventually get movement from the HSE, the Health and Safety Authority & the Department of Agriculture.   50 days after the initial infections in plants, the …

Harris u-turn on contact tracing after being presented with further information

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Simon Harris has this afternoon (Thursday) acknowledged that he shares concerns raised by Denis Naughten regarding the contact tracing system. As a result, the Minister has ordered an urgent examination of these concerns regarding Covid infection in the meat & nursing home sectors. “I welcome the fact that Minister Harris has reversed his position on the disclosure of medical …

Key questions must be answered by Ministers on meat plants – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Later today the Ministers for Health, Agriculture & Business will attend Dáil Éireann to answer questions on the largescale Covid-19 infection in the meat processing industry. “I believe there has been a systemic failure across all three Government Departments, which has resulted in 800+ staff – including up to half of the workforce in at least one meat plant – who …