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#denis naughten

# denis-naughten - Monday 28 December, 2015

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'

Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand' Downgraded This post contains videos

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.

# denis-naughten - Monday 7 December, 2015

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment

The figures were revealed via a parliamentary question by independent TD Denis Naughten.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Sham marriage dispute: 'My partner's parents had their flights booked, but now our wedding can't happen'

A staff dispute means an Irish citizen marrying a non-EU citizen cannot have their marriage processed.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.

# denis-naughten - Friday 24 July, 2015

These Irish hospitals are spending millions on PRIVATE ambulances

This is despite the fact they established their own hospital transport service.

# denis-naughten - Friday 22 May, 2015

'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants

The Saolta hospital group has failed to fill a vacancy that has been open since the beginning of this year.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'

The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.

# denis-naughten - Monday 2 March, 2015

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time

A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'

Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide

James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.

# denis-naughten - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

# denis-naughten - Monday 8 September, 2014

What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?

The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…

# denis-naughten - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months

The waiting time for funding increased from six to 12 weeks, while the number of people on the list rose by 500.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen" Mental Health This post contains videos

Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen"

TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.

# denis-naughten - Monday 23 June, 2014

Review of maternity services shelved in wake of hospital chair's resignation

It had previously sparked fears that many of these units in the West/North West group would close.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'

Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.

# denis-naughten - Monday 2 June, 2014

Varadkar: "Regrettably" no funding planned for sub-aqua rescue groups

These groups occasionally provide support to garda diving teams.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

# denis-naughten - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 9 February, 2014

"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle

The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’

The Minister for Health appeared close to tears in the Dáil earlier.

# denis-naughten - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 5 January, 2014

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Reform Alliance critical of Budget measures but not united in opposing it

The alliance of Fine Gael rebels will not be taking a collective stance on the Budget but have already sharply criticised some measures being introduced by the government.

# denis-naughten - Friday 11 October, 2013

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month

The heads of a bill to deal with sex offenders will be published by the government before the end of the month, as the Dáil debated an independent TD’s proposed legislation today.

A Sarah's Law for Ireland: Dáil to discuss child sex offenders bill

The bill is being introduced in the Dáil by the Reform Alliance TD Denis Naughten this morning.

# denis-naughten - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Shatter: Government will not oppose Child Sex Offenders Bill

The bill – which was put forward by the Reform Alliance – will be discussed by the Dáil on Friday.

# denis-naughten - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

# denis-naughten - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Reform Alliance members want appointments to Oireachtas committees

They’ve got speaking time but they want more…

# denis-naughten - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

# denis-naughten - Friday 13 September, 2013

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

# denis-naughten - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.