150 job boost for Athlone shows potential for local business to trade online – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the further expansion of the DPD parcel centre with the creation of 150 additional jobs. Along with the retention of the An Post mail centre this means Athlone is becoming a vital distribution hub in the country. “This major expansion also highlights the huge potential there is for local business to start trading online …

An alternative model for Carbon Taxes

In Blog by Denis Naughten

I opposed the increase in the rate of carbon tax earlier this week because I vehemently disagree with the current carbon tax structure as it fails to differentiate between those who can avoid paying this tax and those who do not have any choice but to pay it. This is what I said in Dáil Éireann: https://youtu.be/MG1sdsKdZas   While Budget 2021 …

Dental clinic to relocate to primary care centre – Naughten

In Families, Health, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The dental clinic which operates from Roscommon Hospital is to move to a permanent new location in Roscommon Primary Care Centre, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “I had been contacted by parents concerned that the service had been transferred temporarily out of the hospital as a result of Covid-19, which had meant some patients being treated in Galway,” stated …

Unfair that Leaving Cert students will get no support for November exam

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

After having their Leaving Cert exam deferred and then abandoned. After all the confusion with calculated grades and 6,000 student results upgraded due to coding errors. Even though students have not been in school since last March; the 2,820 students who opted to sit their Leaving Cert exam in November will get NO support from the Department of Education. Are …

Budget 2021 is a missed opportunity to create a new sustainable Irish economy – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 speech While Budget 2021 is looking to the combined challenges of Brexit, Covid and housing it fails to bring about structural change to our economy to make it more sustainable for all sectors of our economy, according to Denis Naughten TD. “While Budget 2021 talks about reforming motor tax and VRT and further sets out increases of carbon …

Naughten confirms additional bed capacity for Portiuncula Hospital

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that additional bed capacity is to be provided at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, after he raised the issue directly with the Minister for Health. “I raised the issue of the very serious overcrowding at Portiuncula Hospital both with Minister Donnelly and with his predecessor Minister Harris,” stated Denis Naughten. It has now been confirmed to …

Update on Covid 19 school transport for 2nd level schools

In Blog, Education by Denis Naughten

Dear Deputy Naughten,   Further to your representations  in respect of the school transport scheme.   As you are aware School Transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.  The school transport scheme is carrying more than 98,000 to children to primary and post-primary schools each day with an additional 14,500 children travelling on …

Ballinasloe Swimming Pool

In Blog, East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

This is an issue that I’m working very closely on with local Councillors Tim Broderick & Evelyn Parsons who are determined, as am I, to ensure that our local pool in Ballinasloe remains open to the public, subject of course to public health guidance.   I know that the local Councillors have been engaging directly with Galway County Council on this …

The new Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020

In Agriculture, Blog, News by Denis Naughten

I welcome the fact that within 7 days of the passage of the Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 by Dáil Éireann, it has now come into force: https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/press/pressreleases/2020/october/title,151085,en.html However, it is now imperative that the staff & resources are put into the forest licencing system so that applicants and those who have raised concerns get decisions in a timely manner. …

Roscommon gets its first 3 broadband hotspots – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the first three broadband connection points in Creeve, Gortaganny and Tulsk have now gone live, providing high speed broadband hotspots in those communities.   At the end of last month, the high-speed broadband connections at Creeve Community Centre, Gortaganny Resource Centre and Tulsk Digi Hub went live and these connection points are now available to …