Decision to establish Lifeboat on Lough Ree welcomed

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the RNLI to establish a lifeboat service on Lough Ree stating that it will make this valuable amenity a much safer place for all users. “I would like to acknowledge the work of the local branch of the IWAI, local sub-aqua clubs, the organising committee and those who supported the public …

Millions squandered on paper payslips while disabled do without – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has described the disclosure by Government Departments that they continue to waste millions of euro issuing staff with payslips while cutting frontlines services as “shameful”. “While Departments may try to dismiss these costs as being minimal, when considered as a proportion of the overall cost of the pay bill it clearly shows an ethos of not rooting …

€4.6m owed to local Farmers

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the fact that Roscommon and Leitrim farmers are awaiting over €4.6m in outstanding grant payments from the Department of Agriculture as “unacceptable”. “At present there are 2049 applications for Single Farm and Disadvantaged Area Payments from Leitrim and Roscommon farmers which remain unpaid and this is putting significant financial pressure on many farm families …

Naughten warns parents to check for toxic chemicals face paints

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has urged parents to check for toxic ingredients in face paints before using them on children this Halloween. “While we will all be warned of the risks of allowing children to go near fireworks, many parents are unaware that they may be painting toxic chemicals such as lead on to their children’s faces before they go …

Naughten raises lack of Ballinamore Hospital progress in Dail

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has raised the issue of the ongoing delays regarding the development of Ballinamore Community Hospital in the Dail on foot of representations from the local community. “While the €6m project was included in the 2011 HSE capital plan, it failed to progress during the year and must now await the Government decision on its review of all …

VistaMed announcement vote of confidence for Leitrim & medical device sector ? Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by VistaMed Ltd in Carrick-on-Shannon that it is to create an additional 96 jobs. “This announcement is a vote of confidence for investment in County Leitrim and highlights the strength of the medical device sector in the region,” stated Denis Naughten. “The announcement also shows how critical it is to support local …

New ambulance base in Tuam exposes need for West Roscommon

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action to address the lack of proper ambulance cover in West Roscommon, pointing out that it is now the only area in the West of Ireland which is an ambulance blackspot. While welcoming the commencement of construction of the ambulance base in Tuam, which will service areas of west Roscommon like Cloonfad …

Local Farmers owed over €5.3m – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Department of Agriculture that over 2,400 farmers in Leitrim and Roscommon are awaiting payments of over €5.3m under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme. Presently there are 1,500 Roscommon farmers waiting on €3.25m and over 900 Leitrim farmers waiting on €2m under the scheme. “These same farmers will lose on the double, as …

Naughten argues against ad ban on cheese

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

14th October 2011 RE: Submission on the children’s commercial communications code. To the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Firstly, can I thank you for affording me the opportunity to make a submission, for consideration, as part of the BAI review of its children’s commercial communications code. While I welcome the review and support the principle behind the mechanism that is being …

Knock Airport winter promotion to help local tourism ? Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a winter marketing campaign to promote Ireland and airports such as Ireland West Airport Knock. Deputy Naughten pointed out that “such a campaign will be of benefit to local tourism operators during a very quiet time of the year”. As part of the marketing campaign, which is supported by revenues …