Naughten calls for €15k Regional Home Regeneration Grant

In Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

  First-time buyers who purchase an existing property in a town or village with a significant residential vacancy rate should be eligible to receive a grant of €15,000, Denis Naughten has told the Dáil.   Speaking on a motion regarding affordable housing he proposed that “the grant be available to off-set against their mortgage deposit requirement”.   “Conservatively, there are …

Taoiseach to examine proposal for additional leave for healthcare workers – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed a commitment by the Taoiseach to examine his proposal to offer additional paid leave to frontline healthcare workers.   Speaking during Leaders Question in the Dáil today (Wednesday), Denis Naughten pointed out that now is the time to recognise the commitment of doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants proposing “I believe the very minimum we should offer …

Naughten to raise Aptar future with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten will raise the future of the jobs at the Aptar plant in Ballinasloe with the new Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Vardakar in Dáil Éireann this Tuesday.   “The decision by Ballinasloe based company Aptar is to review its operation in the town over the coming weeks will cause huge anxiety, not just for …

Meat plants given advance notice of Covid inspections say HSE

In Agriculture, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has been informed by the HSE that the Health & Safety Authority gave meat plants 24 hours’ notice of planned inspections of the implementation of Covid-19 measures to curb infection.   “What will really annoy many small businesses is the fact that in terms of Covid-19 inspections, the Health & Safety Authority just landed in on them unannounced, in some instances with …

Regional Independents decline invite from the 3 parties

In News by Denis Naughten

The eight Independent TDs in the Regional Group have declined an invitation from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael & the Green Party to a briefing on the Programme for Government. The eight TDs have stated that there is no merit discussing a document which has no status pending a vote of the three parties next week. As the ratification process is …

Dáil debate on hospital trolleys following Portiuncula concern – Naughten

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate next week on the impending bed crisis within our hospitals. This follows serious concerns he raised with TDs from all parties regarding the number of trolleys in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. “Next week the Health Minister Simon Harris will have to come before Dáil Éireann to explain what measures he is taking …

Naughten secures Dáil debate on school re-opening

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate on the re-opening of schools in September. “We must do everything possible to ensure that schools can fully re-open in September and parents need clarity on this issue,” stated Denis Naughten, who this afternoon secured the support of the Business Committee to schedule time for a Dáil debate on the issue next Wednesday …

Decision on Portiuncula tender in coming days– Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The long drawn out process to commence the enabling works for the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are coming to an end with the selection of a contractor in the coming days, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment …

Naughten to seek urgent debate on school re-opening

In Education, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten is to seek an urgent Dáil debate on the re-opening of schools in September. “We must do everything possible to ensure that schools can fully re-open in September and parents need clarity on this issue,” stated Denis Naughten, who will today (Tuesday) ask the Business Committee to schedule time for a Dáil debate on the issue. “Many …

Culling our cattle is good for climate maths but not our planet – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The current system of calculating climate emissions discriminates against a food exporter such as Ireland and is also harmful for our environment, Denis Naughten told Dáil Éireann last week. During a debate on climate change and agriculture Denis Naughten pointed out: “Even though 90% of our beef is exported, Ireland is penalised for being the most carbon efficient beef exporter …