Dail reply to question from Denis Naughten on the progress to date on securing investor at MBNA site in Carrick on Shannon

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

DAIL QUESTION NO. 14 To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress made to date on protecting employment at a company (details supplied) in County Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Denis Naughten. For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 29th February, 2012. Bank of America Ref No: 11406/12 R E P L …

Naughten welcomes progress on Clonmacnoise Tourist Office

In Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation from Failte Ireland that it is proceeding with a tender to provide a tourist retail outlet in the Tourist Information Office in Clonmacnoise. Deputy Naughten had raised the issue with Failte Ireland as a result of local concerns over the future of the office. In a response to Denis Naughten, Failte Ireland confirmed that …

Naughten highlights local delays with medical card system

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten last week met with the senior management within the HSE responsible for the processing of medical cards where he highlighted the fact that the current delays are unacceptable and need to be addressed immediately. “While the HSE claimed that they are now on top of the situation, they failed to provide any detailed data to support …

Graveside oration for Paddy Concannon given by Denis Naughten

In West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Last Tuesday week, I witnessed a sight that I never thought would happen, a silent Paddy Concannon, as he lay in his bed in Portiuncula Hospital. It is very difficult to put words together that do justice to a man who had so much to say, all of which was well worth listening to. His encyclopaedic mind was a resource …

Urgent Care Centre hours under threat ? Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Roscommon Hospital to treat less patients than in 2011 The Urgent Care Centre and Medical Assessment Unit at Roscommon County Hospital will see their services curtailed in 2012 according to the HSE service plan, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “In addition, 2012 will see 5,000 patients less being treated at the hospital than in 2011 and there will be …

Successful visit by Ghana Agriculture Chairman to County Roscommon

In Agriculture, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Chairman of the Parliament of Ghana’s Agriculture Committee completed an impressive visit to County Roscommon last week, hosted by local TD Denis Naughten. The delegation of Dr. Ahmed Alhassan Yakubu MP, Chairman of Ghana’s Agriculture Committee, and Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea MP, visited Roscommon to get a flavour of Irish farming, farm practice and the work that the LEADER …

Passing of Paddy Concannon marks end of an era ? Naughten

In News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The death of Paddy Concannon this evening has been described as “the end of an era” by local TD Denis Naughten. “It is with great regret that I have learned of the passing of Paddy Concannon, former member of Roscommon County Council and long-time campaigner for the rights of turf cutters,” said Denis Naughten. A farmer from Knockmurray, Castlerea, Paddy …

Utter confusion over ambulance base – Naughten

In Health by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government representatives locally to re-double their efforts to secure the ambulance base for West Roscommon after he was informed today (Wednesday) that no decision has yet been made by the HSE. “I have received a letter from the National Director of the Ambulance Service – signed on 22nd February – and from his reply …

Why has HSE hidden key targets for Roscommon Hospital?

In Health by Denis Naughten

Service plan cuts to hurt locally – missing patient figures could be greater concern Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed concern at the HSE’s failure to publish its target for the number of patients to be treated at Roscommon and Portiuncula Hospitals this year. “It is normal practice for the HSE to set out in its service plan its target …

Roscommon childcare report improving services for local children – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a briefing presented to him by Children’s Minister, Frances Fitzgerald TD, on the steps being taken as a result of the recommendations contained in the report on the Roscommon childcare case. “On foot of the report an audit of childcare cases identified that in one in four neglect cases in County Roscommon, children were …