Undue hardship being placed on children in pensioner families – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Children in families where a parent or guardian is over 66 and, as result of their age, is being denied the €350 Covid-19 payment are facing unnecessary levels of financial hardship purely because of the parent’s age, Denis Naughten TD has stated. “I have come across several cases where parents over 66-years-old have been working – some full-time – to …

Regional group engages with parties on Government formation

In News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

The TDs from across the country who form the ‘The Regional Group’ held exploratory talks with both Fianna Fail & Fine Gael earlier today.   While the group operates as a technical group in Dáil Eireann, the members felt it was imperative they express the views of their constituents that there is now an urgent need to form a stable …

Medical disclosure law will take more cases out of court system – Naughten

In Families, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication today of the new Patient Safety (Notifiable Patient Safety Incidents) Bill 2019  which will provide patients with information on serious medical incidents by health professionals. “This new law has the potential to take cases out of the legal system altogether” explained Denis Naughten. “The new Bill is based on the principals of a Bill I …

€3.6m to be invested in new Monksland Enterprise Centre – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of government funding of €2.75m and a further €900,000 by Roscommon County Council to develop a new life sciences innovation hub in Monksland in Athlone.    The funding is to refurbish a disused building in Daneswell Business Park into a life sciences and co-working hub to support existing rural enterprises requiring high speed …

Government must immediately release €30m in funds for bog rehabilitation -Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Jobs, News, Tourism, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on Government to release €30m from the Climate Action Fund to immediately commence work on cut away bog rehabilitation in light of serious concerns raised by unions regarding the future of 2,000 Bord na Mona jobs across the midlands. Deputy Naughten secured a commitment from An Taoiseach that money from the Climate Action Fund should be …

Beef farmer must have secure share of supermarket price – Naughten

In Agriculture, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Farmer margin dropping by 1.7% each year Addressing the Agriculture Committee this afternoon, Denis Naughten TD said “we must bring about a situation where beef farmers have a fixed share of the price paid by supermarket customers for their product”. “A lot of the anger expressed by farmers is around cattle specifications and supermarkets need to provide a justification for …

Key questions that must be answered on Lanesboro power station closure

In Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

  This evening in Dáil Éireann I asked Richard Bruton to provide answers to key questions regarding the layoff of Bord na Mona staff as a result of the shutdown of Lanesboro Power Station Between direct and indirect jobs we are looking at close to 1000 people being impacted upon by this decision For the full Dáil debate see: https://youtu.be/eg8KFIgNkSs

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 …

Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

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Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local TD Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.   Over the next 15 months up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country including areas in Roscommon and Galway, will benefit from the funding scheme announced this morning by Minister …