Returning to work must be the most financially beneficial option for individuals and families – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach, Budget 2022 must be different; we have a once in a generation opportunity, as we work our way out of this pandemic, to restructure our economy.   We, the Regional Independent TDs, are firmly of the view that this Budget cannot just be about closing the gaps which have emerged during the pandemic but it must also implement a …

50% jump in number of long term children in asylum system

In Blog, Young People by Denis Naughten

While the number of people in the Direct Provision asylum system has gone down over the last 11 months, the number of children spending more than 5 years in the system has increased by a whopping 50% to 165 children. This Minister for Justice has just provided these figures to me in the Dáil reply below. The Direct Provision system …

€11,000 for local forest access – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural & Community Development Committee, has welcomed the allocation of €11,000 to improve access to Coillte forests in Ballygar and Correen outside Ballinasloe. A sum of €7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest with the provision of a  new trail to the children’s burial ground. A further €4,000 …

Minister knows nothing when it comes to Long Covid

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Health has confirmed in a Dáil reply to me this evening that he has no idea how many people have Long-Covid symptoms or the incidence rate of Long-Covid in the population. In fact the Department does not even have an agreed definition of what Long-Covid is, yet it is clear that there are many people across the …

Family successors must act now to avail of nursing home farm relief – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Delays could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to ensure they are in a position to designate the farm successor within the next six weeks to avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets due to changes under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing …

3100 rural homes in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is currently completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both counties Galway and Roscommon with companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are approximately 3100 premises in the Ballinasloe area such as Ballydangan, Creagh, …

Housing for All plan takes on Naughten proposals

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Housing for All plan, pointing out that many of his proposals on measures dealing with vacant properties across the country are now included in the new plan. “There are whole streets in our cities, towns and villages that have not had a football kicked on them in a generation. While …

€160,000 for local mobility and cancer care transport services – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Rural and Community Development, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the allocation of €160,000 to fund three vehicles for community-based organisations in Ballinasloe, Mountbellew and Roscommon Town. Denis Naughten said: “The funding  provided under the 2021 CLÁR programme by Minister Heather Humphreys will support the vital cancer patient transport service operated by East Galway and Midlands …

GSK must do much more than release trial summaries – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

GSK cannot just brush over its responsibility to those involved in the nine vaccine and infant milk trials in mother and baby homes by merely releasing summary documentation which it already provided to the State two decades ago, Denis Naughten TD has stated. Deputy Naughten, a long time campaigner seeking full disclosure from both the State and GSK on the …