€880,000 investment in Roscommon outdoor activities – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural Affairs Committee has welcomed the allocation of €880,000 for three outdoor recreation projects in Ballyleague, Ballintubber/Ballymoe and Arigna. “The Ballyleague project is to receive €200,000 to help bring together a range of recent investments in the area in order to develop a high-quality visitor destination amenity on the River Shannon. This funding …

Covid vaccine access globally

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

Today, I had a constructive meeting with my Inter-Parliamentary Union colleagues on the Working Group on Science & Technology in Madrid.   Among the issues we discussed was the need for equitable access to Covid vaccines on a global scale, which is in all our interest.   We will only stop the threat of new variants when everyone is vaccinated, …

Sex offenders should be denied the right to be forgotten – Naughten

In Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government to update the law to ensure that sex offenders cannot erase their past offences either online or by changing their name. Speaking in the Dáil this evening on the Sex Offenders Amendment Bill, Denis Naughten said the key weakness in the proposed law was that it failed to close off loopholes that allow …

We must give a hand up to middle income workers

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Éireann, I pointed out to An Taoiseach that 63 days ago I said to him that Budget 2022 must be different. I pointed out that we have a once in a generation opportunity to restructure our economy. Sadly, that did not happen, and Budget 2022 was just a little bit for everybody; and the families who are …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

We need independent scientific advice in policy and decision making

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Education, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Science Week Speech by Denis Naughten TD Dáil Éireann 10th November 2021 Check against delivery   While science and technology are playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, be it at home, work or in our leisure activities, there has remained a poor public awareness of science and its opportunities for Ireland, our economy, and our people. However, I hope …

Leaving Cert students should have accredited grade option

In Blog, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many students sitting the Leaving Certificate next June want to see the option of accredited grades included. Here is what one Roscommon student said & how An Taoiseach responded: Taoiseach Last night I received an email from a leaving cert student in my constituency, who feels they have been completely forgotten by the Department of Education as it’s not recognising …

Likely that some missing UK paedophiles in Ireland

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Naughten tells Taoiseach registration loophole making us a “safe haven” for convicted sex offenders The Dáil has heard from Denis Naughten TD that 151 months after the Justice Minister admitted the failure to modernise the law on the registration of sex offenders would lead to Ireland becoming “a safe haven for convicted sex offenders”, this gaping hole in our so-called …