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 …

Local Farmers owed over €5.3m – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Department of Agriculture that over 2,400 farmers in Leitrim and Roscommon are awaiting payments of over €5.3m under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme. Presently there are 1,500 Roscommon farmers waiting on €3.25m and over 900 Leitrim farmers waiting on €2m under the scheme. “These same farmers will lose on the double, as …

Naughten argues against ad ban on cheese

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

14th October 2011 RE: Submission on the children’s commercial communications code. To the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Firstly, can I thank you for affording me the opportunity to make a submission, for consideration, as part of the BAI review of its children’s commercial communications code. While I welcome the review and support the principle behind the mechanism that is being …

Naughten welcomes announcement of consultation on prostitution laws

In News by Denis Naughten

Ireland must not become the red light island of Europe Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Justice that he is to seek the views of the public on plans to reform Ireland’s prostitution laws.   “This announcement comes following a Department of Justice report on the Swedish ban on availing of the services of a …

Knock Airport winter promotion to help local tourism ? Naughten

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a winter marketing campaign to promote Ireland and airports such as Ireland West Airport Knock. Deputy Naughten pointed out that “such a campaign will be of benefit to local tourism operators during a very quiet time of the year”. As part of the marketing campaign, which is supported by revenues …

Shame as cancer and heart patients to pay for Portiuncula underfunding

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has described the decision by the HSE to force the closure of the chemotherapy and warfarin clinics at Portiuncula Hospital to subsidise underfunding at the hospital as “shameful”. “Under a new ‘cost saving’ plan, cancer patients will now have to face the war zone which is University Hospital Galway to receive treatment. So as well as …

Unacceptable that 2,400 local farmers face payment delays – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

The revelation by the Department of Agriculture that 1 in 4 farmers are still awaiting their disadvantaged area payment, with similar numbers set to face delays in the issuing of their Single Farm Payment is “completely unacceptable” to local TD, Denis Naughten Mr Naughten said “In reality it means that approximately 900 farmers in County Leitrim and 1,500 Farmers in …