Dáil support sought for frontline workers with long COVID – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Health, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will seek Dáil support on Wednesday to designate long COVID as an occupational illness for frontline workers who contracted the virus due to their employment.   Deputy Naughten has tabled an amendment to the Social Welfare Bill which could result in long COVID being listed as an occupational illness, allowing frontline workers to avail of long-term income assistance until they are …

Naughten seeks additional morning and evening rail services between County Roscommon & Dublin

In Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has called for additional rail service to and from Westport/Dublin each morning and evening by connecting with the Dublin/Galway rail service in Athlone. This would involve one additional set of rail carriages on the Athlone to Westport line with an additional 7.30am service from Castlerea and 7.50am from Roscommon to Dublin arriving at 9.50am in …

Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Vacant Property Grant Application Form The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant provides funding so you can refurbish vacant and derelict homes. It can also be used to renovate properties that have not been used as residential properties before. To get the grant you must live in the home as your principal private residence when the work is completed. You can get …

Naughten seeks 2 additional morning commuter rail services into Galway

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

    Denis Naughten TD has called for an additional rail service arriving into Galway city before 8am from Athlone, which could then provide an additional rail service from Athenry arriving in before 9am. Deputy Naughten raised the issue with Minister Eamon Ryan in the Dáil recently when he sought a commitment that some of the 41 new rail carriages …

Naughten welcomes grant of up to €50,000 for empty homes

In Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement that families can now apply for a grant of €30,000 to refurbish a home that has been vacant for two years, with an additional top-up grant of up to €20,000 if the property is derelict. Up to now this grant was only available for vacant property in towns and villages but it …

Naughten heads up global group on science & technology

In News, Posts by Topic, Science by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten TD has been elected as Chairperson of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Working Group on Science & Technology. The group serves as the global parliamentary focal point for issues related to science and technology and is composed of 21 members of parliament from across the five continents who have specific relevant knowledge and experience. The role of the …

Regional TDs secure unanimous Dáil support for action on long COVID

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

  The Regional Group of TDs have received full support across Dáil Eireann for their motion which is calling for the roll out of specialist services to support those who have not recovered fully after being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Not only is this a positive step to ensure that immediate steps are now taken to support all patients …

21,459 adults unable to work due to long COVID – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to treat the surge in long COVID patients with the same urgency as the initial COVID-19 infections and ensure that an estimated 21,459 adults who are unfit to work are given access to the medical care they need. “These patients who are trying to access medical care, are likely to be suffering …

Naughten seeks 2 additional trains based in Athlone

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Transport to stop ignoring the proposed city status for Athlone when it comes to the allocation of the 41 new rail carriages being delivered to Irish Rail and ensure that two new trains are based there to enhance the rail services to both Galway and Westport. The local TD is looking …