Leaving Certificate Update

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Below is a copy of a reply that I received from Minister Foley in the Dáil yesterday and a reply on foot of the Ministers reply, from the State Examinations Commission.   In the Dáil yesterday, An Taoiseach stated that discussions were ongoing and that he was as anxious as anybody to bring clarity to the issue for students.   …

€1.5m plan to create town centre for Monksland – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Over €1.5m is to be spent on plans to create a town centre focus for Monksland by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural & Community Development, says local TD Denis Naughten. The project will complete plans for the creation of a town centre focus for Monksland with a new community hub, linear park and increased …

End of year broadband target missed by another 25,000 homes – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

The National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year and instead will pass 35,000 homes by 1st January, says Denis Naughten TD.   Responding to a Dáil question tabled by Denis Naughten, the Government admitted that just 35,000 homes will be passed by the end of the year and that …

Sex offenders should be denied the right to be forgotten – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has called on the Government to update the law to ensure that sex offenders cannot erase their past offences either online or by changing their name. Speaking in the Dáil this evening on the Sex Offenders Amendment Bill, Denis Naughten said the key weakness in the proposed law was that it failed to close off loopholes that allow …

Minister told just one Garda left policing half Co. Roscommon

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Minister for Justice to intervene as Garda manpower has hit an all-time low in the Roscommon Garda District leaving just one Garda policing an area from Ballyleague to Ballinasloe on occasion. Deputy Naughten told the Minister in the Dáil: “In the past three years, 25 Gardaí have left the district through promotion, transfer …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

Leaving Cert students should have accredited grade option

In Blog, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many students sitting the Leaving Certificate next June want to see the option of accredited grades included. Here is what one Roscommon student said & how An Taoiseach responded: Taoiseach Last night I received an email from a leaving cert student in my constituency, who feels they have been completely forgotten by the Department of Education as it’s not recognising …