Laundering & excessive tax costing motorists ?1,000/minute ? Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Irish motorists are being short-changed by an estimated €1,000 per minute due to the failure to tackle fuel laundering and the increased VAT take on top of rapidly rising petrol and diesel prices, claims Denis Naughten TD. “It is estimated that between €250m and €500m is being lost to the exchequer every year due to the laundering of fuel while …

Closing date for sports grant less than month away ? Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Participation will be key element of new sports fund Denis Naughten TD has urged local clubs and sporting organisations to act quickly and submit their application under the €30 million sports capital fund before its closing date on 11th May. “This is a very tight window and I would encourage local committees to act quickly and get their application and …

Scandal as cost is 3x more for Galway patients awaiting fair deal approval

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, has questioned the fact that the Special Delivery Unit (SDU) has committed funding of nearly €11,300/patient to Galway University Hospital for the transfer of patients from the hospital to a nursing home pending approval under the Fair Deal Scheme. “While the SDU has approved funding of just over €11,300/patient to be …

Department spends €130k to undo past actions on Shannon Callows – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has highlighted the fact that the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht is to spend €130,000 of taxpayers money to support the wild bird population in the Shannon Callows in an attempt to undo its actions in blocking works to address summer flooding. “Without doubt the biggest contributor to the reduction in wild bird numbers in …

10,500 patients expected to be treated in Carrick by NoWDOC ? Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

South Leitrim and Roscommon TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the HSE that it expects to treat 10,500 patients out of its Carrick-on-Shannon base in 2012. “However concerns have been expressed to me that NoWDOC is reviewing aspects of its service which could impact on the delivery of the out of hours service in South Leitrim,” stated Denis Naughten. …

First step to establish National Air Ambulance Service welcomed ? Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

But it is not a replacement for an A&E Local TD and health campaigner Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government announcement of a dedicated air ambulance base for Custume Barracks in Athlone. “This is a major step forward in establishing a national helicopter emergency service which could transport patients from the scene of an accident to a major trauma centre,” …