Oireachtas Video

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten raises the issue of stock market food speculation with Finance Minister in the Dáil, highlighting its impact on farmers and those living in developing countries, while costing Irish families €300 pa http://media.heanet.ie/oireachtas/asx.php?Channel=Dail&Date=20120201&StartTime=06:42:15.000&Duration=00:05:15.000

Cuts to the pupil teacher ratio in small rural schools

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Later today the Dáil will vote on cuts to the pupil teacher ratio in small rural schools. I have highlighted this issue over the last number of weeks here and here but I believe that this letter I received from a parent highlights the real problems that parents in rural communities are now facing. Of course these cuts are a …

15 Leitrim schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of eight schools throughout County Leitrim are set to lose a teacher within the next two school years if the 2010/11 enrolment figures are replicated in the current school year, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. In addition, a further seven schools will also lose a teacher if their overall pupil numbers drop by five pupils between September …

County Roscommon furthest away from A&E

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

People living in County Roscommon are now further away from a fully functioning A&E than those living in any other county according to an analysis by NUI Maynooth’s National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. Responding to the analysis, local TD Denis Naughten said this analysis clearly shows how important the A&E at Roscommon Hospital was to the people of …

Naughten seeks funding for urgent housing repair grant applications

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Council ceases applications due to lack of funding Local TD Denis Naughten has called for funding to be made available to Roscommon County Council to provide grant aid for urgent housing repairs needed by the elderly or those with disabilities. This follows confirmation to Deputy Naughten that Roscommon County Council has now suspended both its Housing Aid for Older People …

HIQA seeking details of ambulance problems locally – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Chief Executive of the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA), Dr. Tracey Cooper, is seeking details of problems with the ambulance service in County Roscommon on foot of concerns raised by local TD Denis Naughten. At a Health Committee meeting this week with HIQA, Denis Naughten highlighted reports of ambulances being diverted from hospitals while en-route and patients being …

MBNA sale negotiations advance – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Negotiations regarding the sale of MBNA have continued to advance in recent weeks, Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Jobs. Denis Naughten had questioned Minister Richard Bruton over Government steps to secure the 740 jobs with MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon. “The Minister has informed me that negotiations regarding the sale of Bank of America’s Irish and UK credit …

Air ambulance must be based in Midlands – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has reiterated his call that any new air ambulance service must be based in the Midlands and not along the coast in either Dublin or Galway. “The Minister for Health is about to decide on who is to operate a new air ambulance service in the coming days and the big fear is that this service …

Quinn school climb-down must include rural schools – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education to back down on plans to reduce supports for DEIS schools but has also called on him to take a similar approach to plans to cut supports to small rural schools. “By 2013 rural schools will need 20 pupils to retain two teachers, 56 pupils to retain …

Roscommon Community Tourism Network free event

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Roscommon tourism and recreational related businesses, events and attractions within County Roscommon are invited to become involved in the inaugural “Showcase Roscommon”, which will for one day promote the wide-ranging and diverse tourism events and attractions available within the County. There is no charge for exhibiting at or visiting this event. It is hoped that as many groups and businesses …