€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …

We should scrap current Covid level restriction model – Naughten

In Families, Health, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called for the scrapping of the current 5 level ‘living with Covid-19’ model and it’s replacement with an Irish specific model that opens up as much of society as possible while ensuring the next wave of infection does not lead to a further lockdown. “Too many of the restrictions introduced here are based on advice from …

Greenway moves closer as Shannon bridge gets go ahead – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €8.1m to construct the new greenway cycle bridge over the River Shannon and progress the route design from Athlone Castle to Spanish Arch in Galway City. “This investment is a significant boost to deliver this vital tourism project from Athlone through Ballinasloe and on to Galway City, which will be a …

We need to change the way we manage Covid 19

In Agriculture, Blog, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Health, Jobs, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The problem with lockdowns is that we don’t know what bits work and don’t work. Each and every one of these measures are having a direct impact on the mental health of every person in this country. We could potentially have further lockdowns for Valentine’s Day and our 4th lockdown over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  The only way to …

€47,000 to help local clubs comply with Covid rules – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €47,500 to 39 local sports clubs across Roscommon & East Galway to help with the cost of complying with Covid-19 related hygiene and social distancing protocols. “This scheme is designed to support clubs who do not have the finances to implement Covid-19 protocols, in order to ensure that people can continue access …

430 therapists Covid swabbing as waiting list pushes over 5-year mark – Naughten

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

The HSE has admitted 430 physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists are swabbing patients for Covid-19 while waiting lists for therapy for children are now over five years, says Denis Naughten. The HSE’s Ms. Niamh O’Beirne, responding to questioning by Deputy Naughten at today’s Health Committee meeting, admitted that 430 Health & Social Care Professionals – made up of the various specialist therapists so vital for children’s development …

Dental clinic to relocate to primary care centre – Naughten

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

The dental clinic which operates from Roscommon Hospital is to move to a permanent new location in Roscommon Primary Care Centre, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “I had been contacted by parents concerned that the service had been transferred temporarily out of the hospital as a result of Covid-19, which had meant some patients being treated in Galway,” stated …

Unfair that Leaving Cert students will get no support for November exam

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

After having their Leaving Cert exam deferred and then abandoned. After all the confusion with calculated grades and 6,000 student results upgraded due to coding errors. Even though students have not been in school since last March; the 2,820 students who opted to sit their Leaving Cert exam in November will get NO support from the Department of Education. Are …

Budget 2021 is a missed opportunity to create a new sustainable Irish economy – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 speech While Budget 2021 is looking to the combined challenges of Brexit, Covid and housing it fails to bring about structural change to our economy to make it more sustainable for all sectors of our economy, according to Denis Naughten TD. “While Budget 2021 talks about reforming motor tax and VRT and further sets out increases of carbon …