Local colleges to receive over 1,800 laptops to assist students with online and blended learning – Naughten

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Third level and further education colleges across Roscommon and Galway have secured €1.64m, from a €15m national fund, to provide over 1,800 laptops to assist with online learning. The local institutions that will benefit from the Government fund are: Athlone IT, Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board, Galway Mayo IT and NUI Galway. As a result of this funding the …

Private school buses could spur next Covid-19 clusters as operators left without guidance – Naughten

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

Many private school bus operators are being left without any guidance on the Covid measures they need to put in place to provide a service in just two weeks’ time, according to Denis Naughten TD. “While private contractors operate approximately 90% of school transport services, a substantial number of students who avail of services outside the formal school transport system …

Free Start your own business course

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

STRICTLY FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON CLIENTS    DELIVERED REMOTELY VIA ZOOM: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE GOOD WI-FI CONNECTION & BROADBAND SPEED FOR THIS TRAINING. A LAPTOP WITH A SPEAKER AND A CAMERA IS REQUIRED. This six week (one evening per week) Start Your Own Business course is suitable for anyone thinking of starting a business or who has recently done so. Dates: Wednesdays: September 9th, …

Families should check eligibility for Back to School allowances

In Blog, Families, Video by Denis Naughten

Families who are on social welfare including the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, who have not received a letter from the Department of Social Protection regarding their eligibility for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, to check if they can avail of the scheme. The scheme provides a one-off payment to eligible families to assist with the costs of school …

Meat plant problem was brought to the attention of authorities months ago

In Agriculture, Blog, Health, Jobs, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Just three months ago, I was criticised for highlighting Covid-19 problems within the meat industry. https://denisnaughten.ie/2020/05/13/fundamental-flaws-in-covid-protections-in-meat-industry-must-be-addressed-naughten/ Those in authority were more interested in tacking the man than addressing the fundamental problems that were occurring right across the meat processing sector. The risk posed within the sector arose due to the close quarters within which people work & live, the atmosphere for survival and transmission of the virus …

€110k in Covid-19 support for 4 local areas – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €110,625 for 4 local projects to help rural towns and villages to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support enhancement of Ballinasloe, Athleague, Castlerea & Keadue to help support rural businesses and communities to rebuild in response to COVID-19. Funding of €40,000 has been allocated to the town of …

Just 200,000 additional adult flu vaccine ordered by HSE despite pandemic – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Health has disclosed to the Dáil that the HSE plans to purchase just 200,000 additional adult flu vaccines for the forthcoming flu season, despite the pressure this could place on our health system over the winter months.   “Last winter the HSE purchased 1.15m Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine and this year it plans to increase its order to …

Investment in local greenway projects welcomed – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to plan and develop local greenways across counties Roscommon, Longford and Offaly which have huge potential to promote tourism and create long term sustainable job across the region. As part of this announcement €100,000 has been allocated for the “Lough Ree Greenway” Project to fund a concept and feasibility study …

Childcare workers need a living wage

In Blog, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Watch what I said here:  https://youtu.be/2hIebLI7oKw Speaking in the Dáil last night I pointed out that we must develop a childcare model which will ensure childcare staff are paid a living wage without pushing up fees for parents. The Programme for Government states “we will progress to a living wage over the lifetime of the Government”. So let’s start with …