Denis Naughten

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Roscommon resident  fills up water containers from a well. File  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Householders in northeast Roscommon will not have clean water until March 2017, more than a year after the next general election, the Dáil has heard.A(...)

Denis Naughten TD has consistently highlighted the issue of linking child benefit with children’s school attendance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection writes 600,000 “unnecessary” letters to parents to confirm their children are in school, replicating the work of a(...)

A protester pictured at the Roscommon hospital protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

All politics is local, as any politician seeking to close or downgrade a hospital will find out very quickly. No issue provokes such emotion in local (...)

Denis Naughten, TD, believes Ireland should be a pilot country for State-funded multiple sclerosis drug. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health Service Executive has rejected a second application from the makers of a drug that helps people with multiple sclerosis to walk to have it(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Oireachtas health committe that the problem with the Fair Deal scheme is that it is budget-capped. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times.

The number of people waiting to access the Fair Deal scheme has tripled since the start of the year, prompting claims that the system of funding nu(...)

There has been an increase in complaints of engines, particularly in new cars, being destroyed by added kerosene in the fuel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thirty-one complaints of “petrol-stretching” have been made to the Revenue Commissioners since July in counties Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.Mayo had mo(...)

Denise Charlton, CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

New figures for human trafficking which appear to show a continuing decline here are “very alarming” because they don’t ring true, said the Immigrant(...)

A group of independent TDs could form part of the next government with non-party politicians being appointed as senior ministers, a leading independent figure in the Dáil has said

A group of independent TDs could form part of the next government with non-party politicians being appointed as senior ministers, a leading independen(...)

The credit card company MBNA has announced its intention to close its call centre at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim with the loss of up to 160 full time jobs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The credit card company MBNA has announced its intention to close its call centre at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim with the loss of 160 full time job(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton: highlighting the failure of the upturn in the economy to impact on constituents

A much-quoted observation throughout the Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency these days is that the forthcoming byelection is Fianna Fáil’s to lose.(...)

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