Beef famers could be losing €140/head on defective grading – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Beef farmers could be losing €140 plus per animal due to defective grading machines in meat plants across the country claims Roscommon Galway TD Denis Naughten. Over the last two years, 21 mechanical beef grading machines were found not to be grading correctly and the Department of Agriculture instructed that they be replaced with manual grading of carcasses. However there …

Taoiseach to coordinate support for children with hearing misdiagnosis – Naughten

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the commitment by An Taoiseach that his office will coordinate the supports provided by Government Departments to 106 children and young adults involved in the failings associated with their HSE hearing assessments. The Taoiseach was responding to a call by Denis Naughten for greater education supports for those effected to ensure that they …

We need a ‘Kerrygold’ brand for our beef – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/NHa03JIha6s Bord Bia plan for promoting Suckler Beef welcome development   Speaking on the emergency Brexit law in the Dáil last week, Denis Naughten called for the establishment of a distinctive Irish brand for “certified grass-fed, extensively reared suckler beef” from Ireland that could command a premium price on key world markets. Denis Naughten highlighted the need to explore the …

Naughten welcomes meeting to progress cattle exports

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the meeting today between the Department of Agriculture and the Live Calf Exporters to provide a practical solution to the lack of sufficient export facilities for calves at the Port of Cherbourg, France.   This meeting has happened on foot of my request to the Taoiseach to intervene in this situation 10 days ago.   “At …

€128,497 for Galway & Roscommon youth clubs – Naughten

In News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €128,497 for small volunteer youth clubs in Counties Roscommon and Galway under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme. “The funding allocated by my colleague Minister Katherine Zappone is an increase on last year’s allocation and will provide small volunteer-led youth clubs in Galway and Roscommon with greater capacity to reach more …

2nd air ambulance service set for take-off – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that a final proposal for the establishment of a second air ambulance, which will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, is ready for approval by the Minister for Health. “At present Ireland has one dedicated air ambulance based at Custume Barracks in Athlone, and the development of a second …

Naughten encourages local childcare providers to apply to €6m fund

In Business & Jobs, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety Monday 25th February 2019 Local TD, Denis Naughten is encouraging local childcare providers to apply to a €6m Government investment fund which has just opened to applications. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone has announced the opening of applications for the 2019 Early Learning and Care and …

Local breakfasts win major awards – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands the place to go for best breakfasts   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the fact that Roscommon and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has featured prominently in the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2019 with awards going to Castlemine Farm, Gleeson’s Townhouse and the Wineport in Glasson. Derek & Brendan Allen at Castlemine Farm took the overall national …