Trinity must engage with Government & public on future science gallery – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Trinity College to actively engage with both the Government and the public on its proposed new science gallery model following the gallery’s closure at the end of last month. “Earlier this week the Minister for Further and Higher Education; Research; Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, told me that not only is public funding …

Record €4m allocated to 54 local sports projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4,050,393 to 54 local sporting organisations across County Roscommon & East Galway stating “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. “This is a historic allocation of funding under the Sports Capital Programme to Roscommon and East Galway and comes on top of …

Long Covid: The UK evidence

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

An UK colleague just passed on a copy of a research paper produced by the UK Parliament on long Covid. The paper indicates that Long Covid is a complex condition, presenting several symptoms and affecting multiple organs and systems.   There is uncertainty about the prevalence of Long Covid symptoms in adults and children following infection. The Office for National …

Credit Union Update

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

I recently attended a meeting of local Credit Unions to explore ways that they could help support local economic growth. I firmly believe that the Credit Union movement has a key roll to play when it comes to providing community banking across many parts of Ireland, now that the main banks have left. The basic independent banking infrastructure already exists …

Families could save €1,000 on utility bills – Naughten

In Energy, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has urged families to shop around for the best offers available for electricity, phone, broadband, TV and health insurance — which could save them up to €1,000 per year. “Shopping around and switching provider could not be easier with approved comparison sites such as switcher.ie or bonkers.ie. Not only will they identify the best deal for your family …

Government plan to bring people back into our towns welcomed – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Town Centre First strategy, which will build on work already taking place to bring families and businesses back into towns across County Roscommon and East Galway. “There is no doubt there must be a focus on bringing families back into vacant houses, particularly when we have 45,000 vacant homes …

Social Protection Committee recommends State Pension age should remain at 66 – Naughten

In News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands has today,  published its report in response to the final report published by the Commission on Pensions, says Committee Cathaoirleach, Denis Naughten. The Committee’s report is also published in response to a request from Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys who previously asked the Committee to consider …

Ireland could provide electricity to 64m EU homes if offshore opportunity developed – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Ireland has the potential to produce enough renewable electricity to power 64.4m homes across the EU if the Government developed the offshore energy sector in a strategic manner, Denis Naughten told the Dáil today. “The present approach of Government is to develop these opportunities in a piecemeal manner, which is positive for ports such as Ros a Mhíl with a …

The future of the Science Gallery

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Last Tuesday, I raised the issue of the future of the Science Gallery with An Taoiseach in Dáil Éireann pointing out that its closure would undermine our strategy as a country to position itself as a world leader in science & technology. In response, An Taoiseach Micheal Martin TD pointed out that the Government has offered to fund the facility “for several …