New air ambulance service set for lift-off – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Service based in Cork will allow Athlone service to respond to more local emergencies  Confirmation that a contract has now been signed for the operation of a second air ambulance base in County Cork which will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD. The local TD had a commitment to establish …

Government investment in home help must be delivered to older people – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

https://youtu.be/qaEmtacMmCs Denis Naughten TD has called for immediate action to ensure that the money provided by Dáil Éireann for home help is used to increase hours available to support older people in their homes, not spent on administration. “The fact is that we have seen a €140m increase in funding for home help since this Government took office but this …

Naughten secures Dáil debate on home help cuts

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate this evening (Wednesday) to push for a reversal to the HSE’s decision to slash the allocation of home help hours to older people. In a rare move the Independent TD secured the debate with the support of the Ceann Comhairle due to the virtually unprecedented number of TDs seeking to have the matter …

New law considering cooperation on development of Carrick-on-Shannon

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Government is considering the inclusion of the Town of Carrick on Shannon in a new law to ensure there is cooperation between local authorities where a town straddles county boundaries, according to local TD Denis Naughten. “The objective behind the cooperation across the River Shannon is to ensure the coordinated development of Carrick-on-Shannon as a key economic driver of investment …

€215,000 funding for 6 local childcare providers – Naughten

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that six childcare providers across Roscommon and East Galway have received capital funding of €214,807 to create more places for under 3s, school age children and for fire safety improvements. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced a total national allocation of €6.25m to create an additional 3,600 childcare places through capital funding for providers …

Naughten seeks Dáil suspension to reverse slashing of home help hours

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has submitted a request to the Ceann Comhairle to suspend Dáil Éireann on Tuesday next to ensure a reversal of the decision by the HSE to slash the allocation of home help hours to those caring for older people and the disabled. “This action by the HSE undermines the Programme for Government, its own Service Plan for …

Naughten welcomes funding for Lake O’Flynn marina

In News, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of funding for the development of a marina at Lake O’Flynn. The marina, which will be developed by Ballinlough Development Association, will include berths for 24 angling boats, a floating jetty, a fishing stand which includes access for those with reduced mobility, a playground, parking and toilet facilities. “I am delighted to …

Roadmap to resolve Civil Defence cover for 600 festivals welcomed – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Defence that progress has been made in mapping out a resolution to secure the continued operation of Civil Defence ambulance and emergency cover at up to 600 local sporting and community events from August next. “There has been a risk that the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) would not renew …

Plan to pay farmers less with new grading machines underhand – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Is Department afraid what accurate grading would show up?   The disclosure today that the Department of Agriculture has included a new carcass grading equation that would reduce conformation scores on cattle as part of the trial of new beef grading machines has been condemned by Denis Naughten TD as an “underhand action by the sector without any consultation with …

Consultants interviewed for Roscommon Hospital jobs – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

New medical team will keep older people out of hospital & nursing homes   Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Saolta Hospital Group is in the process of holding interviews for additional consultants at Roscommon Hospital, as a result of the investment he secured for the hospital in Budget 2018. One of the positions is a new full-time …