New law will allow us to tap into massive ocean energy potential – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has pointed out that the recently published Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, set to be debated in Dáil Éireann this autumn, will allow the country to generate enough electricity to not only meet Ireland’s needs but also the electricity needs of France and Austria as well. “Ireland has a sea area of 900,000 square kilometres, 10 times as big …

238 additional places on local Community Employment and Tús schemes – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Social Protection, has confirmed the provision of 238 additional places on local Community Employment and Tús schemes across Roscommon and Galway.   The Government has sanctioned 30 additional Tús places in County Roscommon and a further 170 in County Galway, east of the City, with a further 38 Community Employment positions …

Naughten seeks Government meeting on Lough Funshinagh

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has written to Ministers Patrick O’Donovan & Darragh O’Brien seeking a meeting to explore all possible options following the High Court injunction obtained by The Friends of the Irish Environment, which has halted works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon.   “The current situation could leave the community in a position where they could be forced …

Reopening of in person activities

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

I have had quite a number of people on to me regarding the reopening of in person activities be it dance, yoga, pilates or other classes.   I’ve taken this up with Minister Stephen Donnelly TD and I’m attaching the reply that I have received from him.     Let’s hope that we have some progress next week! Denis   …

We are facing the climate equivalent of Lehman Brothers

In Agriculture, Blog, Environment, Young People by Denis Naughten

The front page of today’s Irish Farmers Journal exposes the nonsense of trying to calculate biogenic methane at national rather than international level. As Climate Minister, I pointed out to my EU and Government colleagues, that if we end up reducing dairy and beef production in Ireland, it will be replaced by agricultural production in South America. Beef production in …

60% reduction in buses serving Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Families, Health, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that there is a 60% reduction in the number of buses facilitating patients and visitors attending Portiuncula Hospital as a result of the decision by the National Transport Authority not to replace the lost Bus Éireann services. An analysis by Denis Naughten of the current Citylink service and that provided in the past by …

Dangerous precedent threatens survival of communities and environment – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Any decision by The Friends of the Irish environment to seek an injunction halting works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon would create a very dangerous precedent by challenging climate mitigation measures, Denis Naughten TD has stated.   “A decision to seek a high court injunction would leave the community in a position where they could be forced to relocate …

Penalties for lying under oath for personal gain is now law

In Business & Jobs, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Justice has confirmed that she has signed the Commencement Order for the Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act, which now sends a clear message to anyone engaged in legal proceedings that they must tell the truth. Those who lie under oath for personal gain will now face fines of up to €100,000 or up to ten …

Passengers marooned by Bus Éireann withdrawal say local Independents

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Cllr. Evelyn Parsons, Cllr Tim Broderick, and Denis Naughten TD have condemned the decision to withdraw the Bus Éireann service between Galway, Ballinasloe & Athlone which has left those with a free travel pass without any service. The local representatives went on to point out the lack of any information whatsoever at the local bus stops informing people that the …