Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool Raised in Dail

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

13. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will approve the development of a swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33238/11] Deputy Michael Ring: Under the local authority swimming pool programme, which is administered by my Department, grant aid to a maximum of €3.8 …

Information meeting on new septic tank proposals

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has arranged a public information meeting entitled ” the truth about septic tank inspections” to explain exactly what the new septic tank proposals are about and what they mean for homeowners.     The Meeting will take place on Tuesday 27th March in the Hodson Bay Hotel at 9pm and all are welcome to attend. Denis …

Decision to establish Lifeboat on Lough Ree welcomed

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the decision by the RNLI to establish a lifeboat service on Lough Ree stating that it will make this valuable amenity a much safer place for all users. “I would like to acknowledge the work of the local branch of the IWAI, local sub-aqua clubs, the organising committee and those who supported the public …

Millions squandered on paper payslips while disabled do without – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has described the disclosure by Government Departments that they continue to waste millions of euro issuing staff with payslips while cutting frontlines services as “shameful”. “While Departments may try to dismiss these costs as being minimal, when considered as a proportion of the overall cost of the pay bill it clearly shows an ethos of not rooting …

€4.6m owed to local Farmers

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the fact that Roscommon and Leitrim farmers are awaiting over €4.6m in outstanding grant payments from the Department of Agriculture as “unacceptable”. “At present there are 2049 applications for Single Farm and Disadvantaged Area Payments from Leitrim and Roscommon farmers which remain unpaid and this is putting significant financial pressure on many farm families …

Naughten expresses disappointment at closure of Boyle courthouse

In North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has expressed disappointment at the confirmation today (Tuesday) that Boyle Courthouse is to close – the fifth court sitting to be lost in the county in recent years. The decision has been made by the Courts Service and will result in Boyle District Court being amalgamated with the court sitting in Carrick-on-Shannon while the Circuit Court sittings …

Naughten warns parents to check for toxic chemicals face paints

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has urged parents to check for toxic ingredients in face paints before using them on children this Halloween. “While we will all be warned of the risks of allowing children to go near fireworks, many parents are unaware that they may be painting toxic chemicals such as lead on to their children’s faces before they go …

Naughten raises lack of Ballinamore Hospital progress in Dail

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has raised the issue of the ongoing delays regarding the development of Ballinamore Community Hospital in the Dail on foot of representations from the local community. “While the €6m project was included in the 2011 HSE capital plan, it failed to progress during the year and must now await the Government decision on its review of all …

VistaMed announcement vote of confidence for Leitrim & medical device sector ? Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by VistaMed Ltd in Carrick-on-Shannon that it is to create an additional 96 jobs. “This announcement is a vote of confidence for investment in County Leitrim and highlights the strength of the medical device sector in the region,” stated Denis Naughten. “The announcement also shows how critical it is to support local …

New ambulance base in Tuam exposes need for West Roscommon

In Health, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called for immediate action to address the lack of proper ambulance cover in West Roscommon, pointing out that it is now the only area in the West of Ireland which is an ambulance blackspot. While welcoming the commencement of construction of the ambulance base in Tuam, which will service areas of west Roscommon like Cloonfad …