Callous home help cuts yield small saving- Naughten

In Health, Older People by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has called on the HSE to reverse its callous cuts to home help services throughout the country in light of the fact that it has only yielded a paltry €1.3m out of its revised target of €8m after 2 ½ months. With only 6 weeks to go until the end of the financial year, it is …

Naughten debates MBNA jobs with Minister

In Business & Jobs, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil seeking an update on the discussions regarding the Bank of America’s MBNA credit card division in Carrick on Shannon. Denis Naughten was seeking reassurance from the Minister that the 400 staff associated with the UK loan book would retain their jobs in Carrick on Shannon (see Dáil debate …

Next 6 months will determine potential for US immigration reform – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

  Discussions between Democrats and Republicans in the US over the coming six months will determine the potential for successful reform of US immigration system, and the possibility of addressing the issue of undocumented Irish, members of the Oireachtas were told this week.  A briefing provided by Congressman Bruce Morrison outlined the challenges with lie ahead and the potential for progress …

PRA’s refusal to move to custom built headquarters “infuriating”- Naughten.

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

  Rather than transferring to the Property Registration Authority’s €11.5 million Roscommon HQ, the 84 PRA staff currently located in the Setanta Centre in Dublin look set to continue in rented office space once their lease expires next year; a decision which could cost the taxpayer just under 1 million euro in future rent. Local TD Denis Naughten has deemed …

Health Committee to seek information from HSE on pregnancy counselling services allegations- Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

“At its meeting this week, the Joint Committee on Health and Children considered the matter of recent allegations printed in a national newspaper concerning services at HSE funded pregnancy counselling services” said Denis Naughten TD. As a member of the Health Committee, I along with others, agreed as a Committee to write to the HSE requesting the following information as …

Naughten to be briefed by Congressman on US Bill for undocumented Irish

In Business & Jobs, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten is to receive a briefing next week from US Congressman Bruce Morrison on the prospects for a resolution to the issue of the undocumented Irish following the recent election in the United States. Congressman Bruce Morrison has been a long time campaigner on behalf of the undocumented Irish and the need for reform of the …

Ericsson job losses blow to Midlands – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  The announcement by Ericsson that it is to lay off 100 staff from its R&D facility in Athlone is not only a deep blow to staff, but also to the economy of the Midlands as a whole, claims Denis Naughten TD.   In response to the announcement Denis Naughten said “This news coming so close to Christmas is a …

Naughten Calls for an emergency Education Committee meeting in response to SUSI delays

In Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  In response to the massive delays faced by students applying for higher education grants through the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system, local TD Denis Naughten has written to the Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection to recommend that the committee call an emergency meeting to address this issue as soon as possible. In his …