Local children’s views sought on plan for the future – Naughten

In Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

 Denis Naughten TD has welcomed a survey of local children, seeking their views for the development on a new National Children’s Strategy. The new Children’s Strategy will set out the Governments targets for child services and how they will impact on the day to day lives of local children. While many professionals will have a direct input into the plan, …

Public access to local forests to be retained – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Fergus O’Dowd that the existing access enjoyed by the public to Coillte owned forestry will be retained into the future. Denis Naughten raised the matter on the floor of the Dáil this week following concerns being raised that access to local forestry could be restricted in the future. In response, Minister …

Tax Back Campaign

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

the country’s tax payers and the responsibility lies with individuals to reclaim the overpaid taxes. On average taxpayers could be entitled to as much as €500 in overpaid taxes.

Approval of 8 summer works schemes for local schools welcome -Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval of eight applications for summer works in local schools but pointed out that it was disappointing funding was not available to fund other important applications in the county. “I want to welcome the allocation of funding to the eight schools, namely St Bridget’s NS, Four Mile House; Naomh Micheal & Padraig, Cootehall; St. Ciaran’s …

Aid budget as important to Europe as Africa

In Blog by Denis Naughten

EU Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs recently addressed the Irish section of AWEPA. This was the first AWEPA meeting of the new Dáil and we had a very informative presentation and Q&A session with Commissioner Piebalgs on the allocation of his €10bn development aid budget. Just under 40% of this went to the African continent as a whole. During …

Submission on possible closure of small schools

In Education by Denis Naughten

Dear Minister Quinn, I wish to make the following submission in support of small rural schools in Counties Roscommon & Leitrim, including those listed below. I would be opposed to the blanket closure of small schools, which I believe are the focal point of many communities. Such a policy would disproportionately affect Counties Roscommon & Leitrim because both counties have …

Naughten to fight for new REPS scheme

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will this week meet with Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to impress upon him the need to open up the AEOS scheme to new applicants. Speaking following a meeting with the IFA last night (Monday) Denis Naughten said: “While it is now clear that the outgoing Government failed to provide the funding needed to open up the scheme to …

Time to take a different view of child benefit problem

In Blog by Denis Naughten

The confirmation that €15m in Child Benefit is being paid out abroad by the Irish State once again highlights the fact that Irish taxpayers are funding welfare payments to nearly 8,000 children living outside of Ireland. We were told by previous Ministers for Social Welfare that we have to make these payments under “EU rules” and that may very well …

Naughten welcomes appointment of critical nursing staff at Roscommon Hospital

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

Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation by the HSE that two existing theatre nursing vacancies at Roscommon County Hospital are to be filled through the redeployment/internal transfer of staff. “The theatre nursing posts are not only vital to the running of the running of surgery but also the maintenance of the 24/7 A&E department at Roscommon County Hospital,” stated Denis Naughten. …

Jobs plan can create and protect employment

In Blog by Denis Naughten

With 1000 people a week predicted to emigrate this year alone Ireland urgently needs to create jobs and growth. We saw a total absence of any job creation plan from the previous Government which resulted in an entire generation of long-term unemployed. We urgently need a targeted solution. Fine Gael’s NewERA plan will see an additional €7 billion invested over …