Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands publishes its submission to the Pensions Commission regarding pension related matters

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands has published its submission to the Pensions Commission, detailing the Committee’s consideration of the Total Contributions Approach and other pension related matters examined by the Committee. After seven committee meetings since January considering this very important issue, the Committee has issued 18 key findings and these are …

Taoiseach told to impound vehicles of illegal dumpers

In Environment, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Taoiseach to intervene and ensure the law is strengthened to allow for vehicles involved in illegal dumping to be impounded. Deputy Naughten, who raised the issue of increased illegal dumping during lockdown with the Taoiseach in Dáil Éireann, said: “We are all relying on public areas, walks and trails during the lockdown, yet thoughtless …

€350k for Portrun & Lough Key outdoor amenities welcomed – Naughten

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €350,000 to improve recreational access to Portrun Harbour and Lough Key under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme by Minister Heather Humphreys. “Funding of €200,000 has been secured for Portrun for water and land outdoor recreation amenity improvements to build on the tremendous work of the local development committee,” said Denis Naughten. The …

County Roscommon & Lough Ree key to €70m tourism investment plan – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

County Roscommon & Lough Ree will see major investment as part of a €70m plan to revitalise tourism within 10km corridor of the Shannon River from Limerick to Cavan, according to Denis Naughten TD. “This major strategic plan for tourism investment on the River Shannon and adjoining towns and villages launched today is as a direct result of a commitment …

Blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland closes doors – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The decision by Bank of Ireland to close four local branches in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore is a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult for them to recover after Covid says local TD Denis Naughten. “In some instances, the Bank of Ireland does not even provide an ATM which is accessible …

Mike Burns: A proud Roscommon man who made a huge impact on current affairs programming – Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Mike Burns, a man always proud of his roots in Ballintubber in County Roscommon, was someone who made a huge impact on how current affairs broadcasting was developed in this country, says the former Communications Minister Denis Naughten TD. Three programmes which he helped to establish – This Week, The News at One and World Report – continue to this …

BEAM extension welcome but farmers must have options – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation that farmers can opt for alternative reference dates for BEAM. However, he pointed out that farmers should be deemed to comply if they achieve the 5% reduction in any 12-month period between July 2020 and January 2022 rather than being tied to specific dates defined by the Department of Agriculture. “The Department has now …

Government should examine introduction of State bank following Ulster Bank decision – Naughten

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

The Government needs to revisit the establishment of a State bank for SMEs, particularly in light of Ulster Bank’s decision to exit the Irish market, according to Denis Naughten TD. Denis Naughten pointed out that at present Ulster Bank has approximately 15 percent share of the mortgage market, 20 percent of SME lending and a strong corporate banking business and, …

Why is NIAC ignoring vulnerable children? asks Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has questioned why adults in constant contact with vulnerable children with underlying medical conditions, who are at high risk of severe illness or death, have been excluded from the decision to prioritise them as part of the Covid vaccination programme. “If people over the age of 15 with serious underlying medical conditions are being prioritised based on medical …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands calls for submissions as part of its pre-budget scrutiny process

In Disability, Families, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands, is inviting written submissions from Members of the Public, Stakeholders and interested parties. The Joint Committee has agreed to undertake a detailed examination and review of the 2021 Estimates, once published, for both the Department of Social Protection and the …