Shame as cancer and heart patients to pay for Portiuncula underfunding

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the decision by the HSE to force the closure of the chemotherapy and warfarin clinics at Portiuncula Hospital to subsidise underfunding at the hospital as “shameful”. “Under a new ‘cost saving’ plan, cancer patients will now have to face the war zone which is University Hospital Galway to receive treatment. So as well as …

Unacceptable that 2,400 local farmers face payment delays – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

The revelation by the Department of Agriculture that 1 in 4 farmers are still awaiting their disadvantaged area payment, with similar numbers set to face delays in the issuing of their Single Farm Payment is “completely unacceptable” to local TD, Denis Naughten Mr Naughten said “In reality it means that approximately 900 farmers in County Leitrim and 1,500 Farmers in …

Clonark Garda Station waiting to see the light – Naughten

In News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the OPW that Clonark Garda Station will be made available to the Garda authorities as soon as the electricity has been connected, later this month. The plan was that the renovated Garda Station would be available to An Garda Síochána by mid October 2011, but this was now been delayed due to …


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MBNA meeting positive – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Reports on foot of the meeting between Minister Richard Bruton and Bank of America executives are positive and will hopefully lead to a successful change in the ownership of the MBNA operation in Carrick-on-Shannon, Denis Naughten TD has stated. Minister Richard Bruton will report to the Dáil Jobs Committee next week on his meeting in the US; a report which …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …

Bowel cancer screening programme for Roscommon postponed – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The bowel cancer screening programme due to commence next January and which included Roscommon County Hospital as a centre for the service has been postponed for at least six months, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “Last July when the Government closed our A&E we were promised that Roscommon County Hospital would become a centre of excellence for bowel cancer …

Sugar tax, good or bad?

In News by Denis Naughten

In response to my Dáil question on the Government’s plans to introduce a sugar tax the Minister for Health stated: “The introduction of a sugar tax is one of a number of issues which is being considered by the Special Action Group on Obesity. I established this Group earlier in the year to identify a number of issues to help …