Long Covid could cripple health service with over 336,000 patients – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat the surge in long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections. Symptoms of long Covid include fatigue and brain fog, which are experienced at least three months after the initial infection for significant periods of time, in some cases over 2 years. Professor Jack Lambert of the …

Clear pathway urgently needed to achieve 51% reduction in emissions – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

It is imperative we now have a clear roadmap on how we can practically achieve the 51% national emissions reduction target for 2030 across each sector, says Denis Naughten TD. “Across each of the sectors we are now seeking monumental change over the next 89 months, a rate of change that has not been achieved anywhere on our planet. This …

State banking force needed to provide local service – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

AIB’s reversal of the decision to remove cash services from Castlerea and Ballinasloe branches, as well as 68 other locations across the country is welcome, but the fact remains that such banking services are under threat right across our towns unless an alternative approach is taken, says local TD Denis Naughten “It must be noted that the planned withdrawal of …

We cannot ignore long Covid any longer

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Long Covid is not just a problem for sufferers and unless we have the right response in place then it could cause problems for everyone on a hospital waiting list, as well as society in general.   Long Covid is a condition recognised by the World Health Organisation with common symptoms including tiredness, shortness of breath and brain fog among …

4,000 people unable to return to work due to long Covid – Naughten

In Health, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

As some long-Covid frontline healthcare staff face first week on welfare   It has been revealed that up to 4,000 people are in receipt of a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection because they are unable to return to work due to long Covid, following an analysis by Denis Naughten TD. “While Government has yet to provide any …

Naughten to seek progress report on changes to Lough Funshinagh laws

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will this week question the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD in the Dáil on the steps which are being taken to review the laws which impact on the flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh.   “Last month Minister Patrick O’Donovan told me that he has passed on the correspondence from Roscommon County Council to Minister …

Wireless broadband services must be extended to rural homes pending completion of broadband plan – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to work with existing wireless broadband providers to utilise the equipment that will be taken out of some 30,000 homes over the coming year as they connect to the new fibre cable delivered by National Broadband Ireland. “As National Broadband Ireland delivers fibre broadband to rural homes, families will come off their …

Government want families to pay to cover up their mistakes on electricity supplies

In Blog by Denis Naughten

The Governments proposed law to force families to pay for 450MW of electricity generators is ” the chickens coming home to roost Bill”. None of what is in this proposed law  should come as a surprise to anyone, particularly anyone in government because over a long number of years they have been made well aware of the issues we are …

Taoiseach to be asked to intervene on Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will ask the Taoiseach in the Dáil this Wednesday to directly intervene in the current humanitarian crisis faced by eight families in Ballagh & Lisphelim area of South Roscommon.   Deputy Naughten along with 6 other TDs from across the country have tabled a Dáil motion seeking the establishment of cross-departmental and cross-agency task force to address emergency climate …