VAT exemption for food supplements

In Health, News, Video by Denis Naughten

The Finance Minister has stated that he must introduce a VAT rate for food supplements because they are not foods: At the Finance Committee, I’ve questioned that argument

Roscommon Garda Divisional HQ

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Prior to the decision made by the Garda Commissioner to downgrade Roscommon Garda Divisional Headquatters I contacted the Minister for Justice and also raised the issue at the Justice Committee with the Commissioner. I’ve now received a reply from Minister Flanagan: GardaDivisionReply And here is what I said previously to the Commissioner:

Strokestown tourism investment will create 350 jobs over 5 years – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, News, Tourism, Video by Denis Naughten

The investment of €5m in upgrading the visitor attractions at Strokestown Park House will create up to 350 new jobs in the region over the next 5 years, states local TD Denis Naughten. The announcement this morning (Wednesday) of a major upgrade of facilities at Strokestown Park House will see visitor numbers increase by 50,000 over a five-year period which will act …

Discussions on new site for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, News, South Roscommon, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe have fallen through but that the Department of Education is now engaging with another landowner on the purchase of a site. “We had received positive news last May that negotiations had commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site …

Economic catastrophe facing midlands in 68 days

In Environment, Jobs, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD’s had a meeting with the Bord na Mona group of unions yesterday. They informed us that the company is currently borrowing money on a day-to-day basis to pay staff The public service obligation finishes for Lough Ree Power on the 9th of December and for  West Offaly on the 31st of December next. This is completely unsustainable We …

Naughten seeks Taoiseach’s intervention to assist cattle exports

In Agriculture, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Taoiseach to ensure an urgent meeting of key players is convened to provide a practical solution to the lack of sufficient export facilities for calves at the Port of Cherbourg, France. Speaking in Dáil Éireann, this afternoon (Tuesday) Denis Naughten said: “If we don’t take dairy calves out of our beef production system then …

Naughten calls for Programme for Government review to unlock nursing dispute impasse

In Health, Local Issues, News, Video by Denis Naughten

I’ve called for a review of the role of nurses work in our hospitals to help unlock nursing dispute impasse I have been speaking directly to nursing staff outside both Portiuncula & Roscommon Hospitals  and they all want to be caring for patients not picketing. There is a commitment in the  Programme for Government which I believe can provide the …