Fair Deal nursing home farm relief now available– Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

But delaying to apply could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to immediately appoint a farm successor so that they can avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets which came into force last week under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing a three-year …

Sex offender caught breaching register rules every 5 days – Naughten

In Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“On average once every 5 days at least one convicted sex offender comes to the attention of the Gardai because they are not living at the address that they have provided to authorities – in most instances the only condition that they had to comply with following their release from prison” says Denis Naughten TD. “The reality is that they …

Officials asked to explain why broadband delivery pushed back 5 years for some – Naughten

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

Officials overseeing the delivery of the National Broadband Plan will be asked to explain to an Oireachtas Committee why families who had a target date for a fibre connection this year have now been told that they will have to wait another five years, says Denis Naughten TD. “I have correspondence from families who received updates from National Broadband Ireland …

Portiuncula overcrowding compounded by failure to deliver beds – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Last week 93 patients spent the night on a trolley in Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, “which is at least in part due to the failure to provide 12 new isolation beds that were to be opened last April” says local TD Denis Naughten. “Even though it is one of the smaller acute hospitals, in the last week Portiuncula has become …

Failure to allocate €49m carbon fund will make climate targets harder for farmers – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Speaking during the Budget debate in Dáil Éireann, Denis Naughten pointed out that allocating the €49m due to the farming community out of carbon taxes would have been a way not only to reduce carbon emissions in agriculture but across the economy. “Of the total €412 million to be collected in carbon taxes next year, there will be little …

Broadband Plan running 8 months behind target – Naughten

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

The National Broadband Plan is now effectively running eight months behind target, Denis Naughten TD told Dáil Éireann this afternoon. “Buried inside Tuesday’s budget documentation was the admission that the National Broadband Plan is now running eight months behind schedule; that’s a further two months behind the timeline presented to the Oireachtas Communications Committee by the contractor just last month,” said …

Naughten welcomes recruitment of additional neurology nurses

In Health, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The recruitment of additional neurology nurses for Galway University Hospitals has been raised by local TD Denis Naughten in Dáil Éireann .   The issue has come to the fore as part of a national campaign organised by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland aimed at increasing the number of neurology nurses at hospitals around the country, and particularly in the …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

We must have more scientific debate in the Dáil

In Blog by Denis Naughten

While science is playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, be it at home, work or in our leisure activities, there remains a poor public awareness of science and its opportunities for Ireland, our economy, and our people. The Dáil must be a forum to bring facts on scientific developments into the public domain and to improve the public’s understanding …