Over 200% mark-up on beef shows shoppers & farmers fleeced – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

  Irish shoppers are paying high food prices yet farmers are not getting the benefit with the situation worsening over the last 15 years, according to a survey released today by Denis Naughten TD.   “The survey carried out this week, excluding special offers, shows that the farmer gets €3.76 for a kilo of beef while shoppers are paying on …

SME supports

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

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 lead to the publication of the Government report on supports for local business https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/Overview-of-Government-Supports-for-Indigenous-Business.pdf This report lists 35 government agencies as well as 31 councils, …

Irish suckler beef 35 times better for environment that from Brazil – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach agrees to evaluate environmental aspect of deal   Denis Naughten has secured a commitment from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the environmental and climate aspect of the Mercosur deal will be evaluated by Government, not just the economic aspects of the deal. The Roscommon Galway TD believes that such an evaluation will expose the fact that the carbon footprint …

75% grant aid for tourism websites in Irelands Hidden Heartlands

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

An investment fund to improve the online presence for business in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands is open to community groups, business and the public sector. After a simple application process, selected applicants who meet the criteria stated by Failte Ireland will be invited to complete the Website Improvement Plan. Once the plan is completed, participants will be eligible for funding of …

Naughten asks Minister to looks at numbers needed to retain teacher

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has asked the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh TD, to look at the pupil numbers needed to retain teachers in light of the fact that a number of small schools across Roscommon and Galway are set to lose a teacher. Following a meeting this week with representatives of the INTO, Deputy Naughten has sought to have the pupil …

Local youth work service will continue uninterrupted says Minister Zappone

In Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Naughten wants continuity of staff also   Denis Naughten TD has received confirmation from Minister Katherine Zappone that the youth work service provided by Youth Work Ireland in County Roscommon and East Galway will continue uninterrupted over the summer months.   There were concerns raised following the award of a new contract for youth work services in the Galway …

Effective Carbon taxes should not bring in more money – Naughten

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Diesel and electricity taxes could be reduced NOT increased   The objective of carbon taxes should not be to bring in more money, TD Denis Naughten has stated. Instead he has pointed out that if such taxes are to be successful they should generate less money for Government.   “We will face protests such as the yellow vest protests in …

Plan to develop major tourism festival for Hidden Heartlands will benefit whole region – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

The plan by Fáilte Ireland to develop a high tourism impact festival that will motivate visitors to travel to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands will benefit our whole region, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. Fáilte Ireland’s Plan is to develop a new festival of scale and international standing that has the potential to motivate 300,000 visitors to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands at …