Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Earlier this morning I circulated the following letter to TDs:   Dear Colleague,   I am writing to inform you that I have submitted my nomination to seek the role of Ceann Comhairle of the 33rd Dáil.   The reason I am putting my name forward for the role of Ceann Comhairle is because one of the consistent messages I …

Plan to move Portiuncula maternity & A&E to Merlin Park must be stopped – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Saolta fail to recognise that Portiuncula serves Midlands and not just East Galway   Over the past 12 months the Saolta Hospital Group has been promoting a plan to close maternity and A&E services in Portiuncula Hospital and relocate them to a new hospital on the grounds of Merlin Park in Galway, Denis Naughten has revealed. “Such a plan ignores …

€7m investment in Roscommon’s Tourism Heartland

In Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Over my term in Government I was determined to ensure that Government investment was directed into Rural Ireland. I was instrumental in the establishment & funding of the new Department of Rural Affairs which has directed nearly €1m in investment into Roscommon’s tourism heartland from Rooskey to Ballyleague to Tulsk and Rathcroghan. On top of that €5m will be invested …

€4.4m investment in West Roscommon

In Blog, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Over my term in Government I was determined to ensure that Government investment was directed into Rural Ireland. I was instrumental in the establishment & funding of the new Department of Rural Affairs which has directed over €4.4m in investment into West Roscommon. Here is a list of the projects funded:   Location Project  Value € Family Visitors Resource Centre …

Naughten seeks a ‘Kerrygold’ brand for beef

In Agriculture, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called for the establishment of a distinctive brand for Irish grass fed suckler beef – similar to Kerrygold – that could attract premium prices on key overseas markets. “Our Irish suckler beef is being sold as minced meat rather than maximising the price for  premium cuts like fillet steak,” stated Denis Naughten. “And in reality, the situation is …

N61 “totally inadequate” – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has described the N61 as “totally inadequate” for the 5 million vehicles that use it every year and called for investment to improve safety along the route. “The N61 is totally inadequate to meet the volumes of traffic using it at present and it presents a real risk for those who are entering onto or exiting off this …

St. Brigid’s site can drive job creation – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Redevelopment of the St. Brigid’s Hospital site in Ballinasloe can be “a key driver of job creation in the South Roscommon & East Galway area”, according to Denis Naughten.    “Two years ago – with the support of Ballinasloe Area Community Development – I ran a workshop ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and produced a report on potential uses for the campus, …

121 people have cancer diagnosis delayed with devastating implications – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

A delayed cancer diagnosis could be facing 121 people, with potentially devastating implications for their survival, because the HSE is refusing to fund an innovative rapid urology model developed at Roscommon Hospital, states Denis Naughten.   “Approximately 1,350 patients of the 9,000 long waiting list for urology are passing blood and urgently need to be assessed by a consultant. But …

Illegal Dumping

In Blog, Environment by Denis Naughten

The issue of illegal dumping has been raised with me during the election campaign.  As far as I am concerned illegal dumping across our countryside, roads and rivers is both environmental and economic treason and must be treated as such. During my term as  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment I introduced the anti dumping initiative and to date …