39 Roscommon schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of 25 schools throughout County Roscommon could be set to lose a teacher under changes introduced by the Minister for Education within the next two school years, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. This projection is based on an analysis by Denis Naughten of local school enrolment figures for the year 2010/11, which if replicated in the current …

Naughten gains key concessions on septic tank law

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

The Government has agreed to key concessions sought by local TD Denis Naughten in advance of the passing of the new law on septic tanks recently. “While the majority of the discussion on the new septic tank laws has focused on the €50/€5 registration fee, the key issue which will have a real impact on the daily lives of people …

Over 1,150 military personnel to be based in Custume Barracks – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Custume Barracks biggest employer in Athlone Over 1,150 military personnel will be based in Custume Barracks, Athlone, following the closure of barracks in Cavan and Mullingar, Denis Naughten TD has been informed. At present 902 military personnel and 35 civilians are based in Custume Barracks, figures that will rise to 1,161 military personnel and 54 civilians once the closures have …

Positive result on CAP will support local jobs – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Ag Commissioners position means that public lobby of MEPs vital A positive result on the forthcoming CAP talks will have a significant impact on the potential to create jobs locally, claims Denis Naughten TD. However, a successful result for Ireland will not be easy especially in light of recent comments by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian …

Oireachtas Video

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten raises the issue of stock market food speculation with Finance Minister in the Dáil, highlighting its impact on farmers and those living in developing countries, while costing Irish families €300 pa http://media.heanet.ie/oireachtas/asx.php?Channel=Dail&Date=20120201&StartTime=06:42:15.000&Duration=00:05:15.000

Cuts to the pupil teacher ratio in small rural schools

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Later today the Dáil will vote on cuts to the pupil teacher ratio in small rural schools. I have highlighted this issue over the last number of weeks here and here but I believe that this letter I received from a parent highlights the real problems that parents in rural communities are now facing. Of course these cuts are a …

15 Leitrim schools under threat of losing teacher – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A total of eight schools throughout County Leitrim are set to lose a teacher within the next two school years if the 2010/11 enrolment figures are replicated in the current school year, local TD Denis Naughten has claimed. In addition, a further seven schools will also lose a teacher if their overall pupil numbers drop by five pupils between September …

County Roscommon furthest away from A&E

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

People living in County Roscommon are now further away from a fully functioning A&E than those living in any other county according to an analysis by NUI Maynooth’s National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. Responding to the analysis, local TD Denis Naughten said this analysis clearly shows how important the A&E at Roscommon Hospital was to the people of …

Naughten seeks funding for urgent housing repair grant applications

In Older People by Denis Naughten

Council ceases applications due to lack of funding Local TD Denis Naughten has called for funding to be made available to Roscommon County Council to provide grant aid for urgent housing repairs needed by the elderly or those with disabilities. This follows confirmation to Deputy Naughten that Roscommon County Council has now suspended both its Housing Aid for Older People …

HIQA seeking details of ambulance problems locally – Naughten

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

The Chief Executive of the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA), Dr. Tracey Cooper, is seeking details of problems with the ambulance service in County Roscommon on foot of concerns raised by local TD Denis Naughten. At a Health Committee meeting this week with HIQA, Denis Naughten highlighted reports of ambulances being diverted from hospitals while en-route and patients being …