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Denis Naughten said : “In most instances this should be straightforward, but the cap cannot kick in until the application and supporting documentation including sworn affidavits are submitted to the Nursing Home Support Scheme offices,” External link

agriland Friday, October 29, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “This investment will not only improve accessibility for a broad range of walking routes but also allow a far greater number of people of varying mobilities to enjoy the work of these local community groups” “The funding will further enhance facilities for local families, tourists, visitors as well as making County Roscommon an even more attractive place to live and work” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, October 25, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten claimed : “Of the total €412 million to to be allocated in Carbon Tax funds next year, there will be little or nothing allocated to actual carbon reductions, which will make it far more challenging for our economy – and farming in particular – in the remaining years left to the end of the decade when we are to reduce overall emissions by 51%,” “In Budget 2022 farmers should have seen an allocation of €49 million but this is to be postponed until [the next Common Agricultural Policy], which to me is just another way of saying that the carbon taxes to be allocated to agriculture are just to replace government funding up to now allocated for co-financing of CAP measures” External link

agriland Monday, October 18, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten told : “In reality, this means that 75,000 fewer homes will have access to the high-speed broadband network at the end of next year than was planned when the contract was signed in November 2019,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:35:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated ( about Simon Harris ) : “After I secured the commitment for the ward block development at Portiuncula Hospital from Health Minister Simon Harris there have been a number of delays in the project. It is imperative that this project is now given the priority it deserves within the HSE and that contactors are appointed ASAP,” External link

westmeathindependent Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “The letters arriving from Revenue this week in relation to LPT assessments state that returns must be done online through the Revenue website or through ROS or myAccount. People who are not digitally literate or who cannot access online services should be able to access this service through their local post office,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “Online does not work for nearly half our adult population and our citizens should not be excluded from using Government services simply because they cannot use technology,” “It really beggars belief that in a single month Government accepts that a quarter of the adult population have unmet numeracy needs, with half the population without basic digital skills and then we have Revenue asking people to use an online interactive property valuation guide to determine the market value of their property one month from now” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten confirmed : “However, I will address the weaknesses that I see in this law with the publication of a piece of amending legislation later this year,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “While my concerns have not been taken on board in the manner that I sought, I do accept that [current Minister for Climate] Eamon Ryan has acknowledged these issues and he has also made it clear to the committee that he is open to revisions to the law,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten told : “Biogenic methane, methane coming from agriculture, should be dealt with separately in terms of targets than other methane and carbon emissions,” External link

agriland Friday, June 4, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “Until now perjury has been extremely difficult to prosecute in Ireland but this new law will penalise those who lie under oath for personal gain,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “This Bill sends as a clear message to anyone engaged in legal proceedings that they must tell the truth and any deliberate departure from that may have serious consequences,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “We do not want to undermine the overall objective behind the climate action bill, but we believe the proposed law is fundamentally flawed in trying to sidestep the people by excluding the requirement of Dáil approval,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten claimed : “As currently drafted, this bill provides for a perverse incentive to other government departments to do little and force farmers to foot the climate bill,” “We accept that in both instances this is not the intention of TDs across all parties and we are hoping for their support for measures which would provide democratic oversight to fair, balanced and achievable targets for each sector of society” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten noted : “However, today’s announcement makes no reference to either form of emergency transport service and has been made in a week that 20 ambulances and staff have been redeployed to roll-out the Covid vaccinations to the housebound,” “So, we are now 20 ambulances down on what is normally an over-stretched service and now people will have to travel longer distances to get what will rightly be specialist medical care” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “In some instances another ambulance is needed to carry the patient from the landing site to the hospital itself” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten asked : “Does anybody ever consider how the seriously ill patient can access these state-of-the-art services if they are hundreds of miles away, waiting on an ambulance to come?” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “These unaccounted-for vaccination appointments are now clearly the reason why 1,000 people awaiting their first vaccine dose did not receive it by last Sunday week, as planned by the HSE, and instead this will now be delayed by one month,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, April 23, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : "The Committee is of the view that the Public Accounts Committee's current parallel engagement on this policy issue is less than helpful and the Joint Committee also questions your Committee’s remit to do so, particularly at the same time when this Committee is considering it," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten wrote : "In the circumstances here outlined, the Joint Committee has asked me to write to you and request that the Public Accounts Committee desists from any further consideration of this, or any other matter, that is properly within the remit of this Joint Committee," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “We have two distinct customer bases that are being excluded by the current two bank model in this country, namely personal customers and small businesses. Both elements need to be addressed in a new banking model,” External link

thejournal Friday, April 16, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten asked : “Is it the case that children or adults, including the children impacted by Pandemrix narcolepsy cases, the audiology misdiagnosis of children in the West or cervical cancer misdiagnosis cases, are being managed in a similar manner?” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The focus of the State’s approach is to defend the existing Departments’ policy approach at all costs instead of acting in the interest of the citizens it is supposed to serve, in this instance, young children,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “This also brings into focus the wider issue of a no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence and misdiagnosis, which would avoid costly legal cases for many families,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “The reality is that there are quite a number of towns like Ballinasloe where bringing families back into vacant homes and buildings will bring new life into a community as well as supporting existing schools, clubs and local services,” External link

connachttribune Monday, March 15, 2021 4:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten pointed out : "While Government funding under this round will also facilitate the development of enhanced parking facilities at the station, we need to see the development of a park and ride facility in Athenry close to the motorway to fully utilise enhanced rail services into Galway City" External link

westmeathindependent Friday, March 12, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The department has now written to farmers participating in BEAM informing them that they can use the existing reference period of July 2020 to June 2021 or an alternative set of dates from January 2021 to December 2021,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “The data presented to date to farmers has been misleading because while they are compliant with the 5% reduction now, they might find themselves in a completely different position next July,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : "No-one knows where the new mutation is going to come from, it could come from Northern Ireland or France. " External link

eecho Sunday, February 28, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “I do think that this is an issue that is missing in terms of this particular commission. If it is going to be structured like the commission on policing, it needs to look at that aspect and needs to make recommendations in terms of that particular relationships,” “We also really need to tackle the issue of pay conditions. There’s something fundamentally wrong in a system where the number of frontline personnel in our Defence Forces is falling at a time where the number of staff in the Department of Defence are increasing,” External link

thejournal Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “Many more families have seen their broadband costs increase with additional charges for going over their data limits,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “To date approximately 44,000 workers have submitted a tax reclaim for working from home in 2020 with an average refund from the Revenue Commissioners of just €26.19 after they go through a cumbersome reclaim process involving the submission of 12 months’ worth of invoices for broadband, heating and electricity,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “It is hard to see how we can have the transformational change in how we work, as outlined in the Government’s remote working strategy with a potential reduction of 17% in our transport emissions, when we have such a view being held by our Taoiseach,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “To leave farmers reliant on calculating birthdays and the number of days in the first half of the year in order to retain a payment that was supposed to support them through a very difficult financial situation is totally unjust,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “To leave farmers reliant on calculating birthdays and the number of days in the first half of the year in order to retain a payment that was supposed to support them through a very difficult financial situation is totally unjust,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded ( about Commission ) : “I believe he should seek a waiver from the [European] Commission on any penalties in achieving the 5% calculation in light of the fact that the national suckler herd has fallen by a factor in excess of this target,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “We all know that pets are much more than property, they are very much part of a family in homes across our country; sometimes the only friend to someone who is isolated, the guide for someone who is blind or has other sensory issues, and this needs to be clearly reflected in much stronger legislation,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, January 25, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten says : “We all know that pets are much more than property, they are very much part of a family in homes across our country; sometimes the only friend to someone who is isolated, the guide for someone who is blind or has other sensory issues, and this needs to be clearly reflected in much stronger legislation,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten told : “Our hospitals should be about making people better, not about picking up a virus that could be deadly,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “While the HSE has stuck rigidly to the argument that these infections were as a result of staff picking up Covid in the community, the publication yesterday of a HSE report on Covid infection in hospitals exposes the fact that there was a six times higher rate of Covid-19 exposure in our hospitals than in the local community,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten pointed out : “Surely if we can do this in the meat plants, we should be able to do it for patients, front-line staff and those who will, sadly, need our hospitals over the weeks and months to come?” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten pointed out : “While there is no doubt the participation of staff in Galway University and St. James’ Hospitals in this study will bring about a change in approach, one has to ask the question why have we not learned from the mistakes made in managing the first wave on infection in our nursing homes?” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten responded : “Hospitals should be about making people better, not picking up a virus that could be deadly,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “So in plain English, the buck stops with nobody,” “We have stagnation, leading to hospitals being a reservoir for Covid infection. We will never get our infection rate down unless we address this lack of leadership” External link

thejournal Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “This investment is part of a far bigger plan to promote our area to tourists as part of Ireland’s ‘Hidden Heartlands’ and it will also make East Galway and Roscommon more attractive locations for investment” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, January 18, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “are already struggling to make ends meet” External link

agriland Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “It is now time, in light of the third more serious lockdown and due to the fact that cow numbers will have fallen well in excess of the required 5%, that we now have clarity on a waiver on any threat of penalties for farmers who have drawn down payments under BEAM,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “We are now experiencing record numbers of Covid positive cases, which is putting huge pressure on all frontline healthcare workers both in our hospitals and in community healthcare, and the last thing we need is front line staff being taken away from this vital work,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “People’s lives will be put in jeopardy if Government fails to act decisively and ensure that front line staff are left to focus on their responsibilities to those with Covid,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “If the industry is operating as it should, what has Government to worry about? Why will it not follow through on what was unanimously agreed 15 months ago?” External link

agriland Monday, December 7, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t have to face into any further lockdowns in 2021,” “This data must also be used to reform the current five level restriction model, which is clearly not fit for purpose as we are now again looking at a level 3 plus. This is proof enough that these levels need to be completely revised with the aid of this information” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The last parliament that was worried about that abolished itself in 1800,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “Unless we act quickly to analyse the huge amount of information which the Government now holds on this virus, then we risk adding to the economic devastation of many local businesses and the physical and mental health of our people,” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “A huge amount of information is being collected by the 11 contact tracing centres across the country into how people who tested positive for Covid-19 picked up the virus in the first place. However to date there has been no deep analysis of this information along with laboratory, hospital and digital data on population movements across Ireland over the last eight months,” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “We need to design a system which means that people who test positive and their close contacts are locked down instead of the current blunt county-wide or country-wide lockdowns which have not been effective in preventing the surge of infection last month” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “What is really frustrating is the fact that the vast majority of our marts are in towns where they were supposed to have a broadband connection of at least 30mbps and for those marts, and other premises who don’t register their poor broadband connection under the National Broadband Plan with the Department of Communications, they will lose out on the current measures being taken to upgrade the national broadband network, leaving them at risk of future lockdowns” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “Solely based on a review of the Government broadband website www.Broadband.gov.ie 68 marts across the country can be identified and 19 of these marts are included under the National Broadband Plan to have their service upgraded,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “Minister Burke confirmed the Government is committed to public swimming pools and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has outlined the importance of swimming pools remaining open during and after this pandemic,” “I have also raised the issue of funding for swimming pools during the pandemic with the Minister for Sport, Catherine Martin, and while I welcome €2.5m for private pools which are open to the public, I believe this does not go far enough and support must urgently be provided to publicly owned pools. I will continue to work with Cllrs. Parsons and Broderick in our determination to keep Ballinasloe pool open” External link

westmeathindependent Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : "The pandemic crisis has given broadband and remote working a renewed impetus, which in turn has the potential to produce a significant and positive knock-on effect if managed correctly, by taking pressure off the already overstretched housing, road and water infrastructure in our major cities," External link

independent-ie Friday, September 25, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The agriculture proposals, which as regional independent TDs we have put forward in our pre-budget submission, form part of an overall plan focused on getting families, workers and students out of our cities, where housing and services are in huge demand, and instead supporting people to bring life back into remote rural communities” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “On average 24 forestry appeal applications are submitted each month, with just seven being decided upon. This means it is taking over two years to decide on appeal applications, which is neither fair to the applicant nor people who may be genuinely affected by the application to plant or fell trees,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “It is our intention within the Regional Group of TDs to facilitate the timely reform of the current inoperable laws,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The minister said earlier that PGI status will not be a silver bullet. It will in fact be the final nail in the coffin if the current approaches continue to be taken to maximise the number of beef farmers eligible for PGI status” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated ( about Simon Harris ) : “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment which I secured from Government in Project Ireland 2040 and which was delivered upon by Minister Harris in October,” External link

offalyindependent Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “On a positive note the Radiology Flouroscopy room refurbishment and equipment replacement is expected to be completed in February next which will significantly improve the quality of diagnosis in the hospital and assist the medical teams in treating patients,” External link

offalyindependent Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : "Due to the lack of progress, in 2012 I published the Child Sex Offenders (Information and Monitoring) Bill 2012 to close the gaping loopholes in the monitoring of high-risk sex offenders. " External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “While we must ensure that all those referred for a Covid test receive it in a timely manner, unless we concentrate on potential reservoirs of infection in the food industry, we will never be able to manage it,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “While we must ensure that all those referred for a Covid test receive it in a timely manner, unless we concentrate on potential reservoirs of infection in the food industry, we will never be able to manage it,” External link

offalyindependent Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The mechanical grading machines in use in beef plants across the country today were first trialled and tested 20 years ago by Teagasc. At that time google was just invented and people needed an encyclopaedia if we wanted to look something up,” “Technology has changed a lot in 20 years and we now need new hi-tech beef grading machines and new modern rules to operate them so they can accurately reflect the actual grade of the animal. These new rules then need to be properly enforced by Departmental officials to ensure that farmers will not be exploited” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “What is hugely frustrating is the fact that these grading machines can easily be over 90% accurate but this requires vigorous enforcement by Department of Agriculture inspectors,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The mechanical grading machines in use in beef plants across the country today were first trialled and tested 20 years ago by Teagasc,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “What is hugely frustrating is the fact that these grading machines can easily be over 90% accurate but this requires vigorous enforcement by Department of Agriculture inspectors,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “This is not an easy time for Deputy Cowen or his family. It is a lonely place that he is in at this point. I have known him since he entered Dáil Éireann and I have worked with him and his brother before him. At a time when just transition is a key term across the midlands, it was reassuring to know that we had someone at the Cabinet table who knew the issues and challenges facing our communities as a result of the wind down of Bord na Móna,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated ( about Simon Harris ) : "As a result, the Health Minister Simon Harris will appear before Dáil Éireann tomorrow to explain what measures he is taking to address the reduction in capacity of our hospitals as a result of Covid-19," External link

offalyindependent Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : "There are interim measures that can be taken in every hospital across the country and I hope that Minister Harris can outline the steps which he is now taking to make this happen. This must also include the use of smaller hospitals to take the pressure off the bigger acute hospitals," External link

offalyindependent Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT



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minister43.22%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
communications minister22.53%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
irish communications minister0.34%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
minister for communications11.72%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
environment minister6.44%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister for the environment1.38%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
current minister of communications0.11%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister of communications0.11%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
environment and communications minister0.11%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
climate change minister0.80%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
minister for communications climate change and environment0.23%EN08/15/201715/08/2017
minister for climate change0.46%EN07/19/201719/07/2017
minister for environment0.23%EN07/08/201708/07/2017
energy minister1.61%EN06/22/201722/06/2017
independent minister for communications0.11%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
government minister0.11%EN04/24/201724/04/2017
minister for communication0.11%EN04/05/201705/04/2017
deputy5.52%EN04/01/201701/04/2017
colleague0.46%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister for climate change and environment0.11%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
independent communications minister0.23%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
independent alliance colleague0.23%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
current minister for communications0.11%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
climate change and energy minister0.23%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
current minister for the environment0.11%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
transport minister0.23%EN11/27/201627/11/2016
environment and climate change minister0.11%EN10/31/201631/10/2016
minister for climate change and energy0.11%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
roscommon-galway communications minister0.11%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
new communications minister1.95%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Denis NaughtenEN89.08%
Denis NaughtenDE4.67%
Denis NaughtenEU4.67%
Dennis NaughtenEN1.59%
Denis NaughtenFR0.00%


 
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Denis Naughten said : “In most instances this should be straightforward, but the cap cannot kick in until the application and supporting documentation including sworn affidavits are submitted to the Nursing Home Support Scheme offices,” External link

agriland Friday, October 29, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “This investment will not only improve accessibility for a broad range of walking routes but also allow a far greater number of people of varying mobilities to enjoy the work of these local community groups” “The funding will further enhance facilities for local families, tourists, visitors as well as making County Roscommon an even more attractive place to live and work” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, October 25, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten claimed : “Of the total €412 million to to be allocated in Carbon Tax funds next year, there will be little or nothing allocated to actual carbon reductions, which will make it far more challenging for our economy – and farming in particular – in the remaining years left to the end of the decade when we are to reduce overall emissions by 51%,” “In Budget 2022 farmers should have seen an allocation of €49 million but this is to be postponed until [the next Common Agricultural Policy], which to me is just another way of saying that the carbon taxes to be allocated to agriculture are just to replace government funding up to now allocated for co-financing of CAP measures” External link

agriland Monday, October 18, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten told : “In reality, this means that 75,000 fewer homes will have access to the high-speed broadband network at the end of next year than was planned when the contract was signed in November 2019,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:35:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated ( about Simon Harris ) : “After I secured the commitment for the ward block development at Portiuncula Hospital from Health Minister Simon Harris there have been a number of delays in the project. It is imperative that this project is now given the priority it deserves within the HSE and that contactors are appointed ASAP,” External link

westmeathindependent Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “The letters arriving from Revenue this week in relation to LPT assessments state that returns must be done online through the Revenue website or through ROS or myAccount. People who are not digitally literate or who cannot access online services should be able to access this service through their local post office,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “Online does not work for nearly half our adult population and our citizens should not be excluded from using Government services simply because they cannot use technology,” “It really beggars belief that in a single month Government accepts that a quarter of the adult population have unmet numeracy needs, with half the population without basic digital skills and then we have Revenue asking people to use an online interactive property valuation guide to determine the market value of their property one month from now” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten confirmed : “However, I will address the weaknesses that I see in this law with the publication of a piece of amending legislation later this year,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “While my concerns have not been taken on board in the manner that I sought, I do accept that [current Minister for Climate] Eamon Ryan has acknowledged these issues and he has also made it clear to the committee that he is open to revisions to the law,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten told : “Biogenic methane, methane coming from agriculture, should be dealt with separately in terms of targets than other methane and carbon emissions,” External link

agriland Friday, June 4, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “Until now perjury has been extremely difficult to prosecute in Ireland but this new law will penalise those who lie under oath for personal gain,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “This Bill sends as a clear message to anyone engaged in legal proceedings that they must tell the truth and any deliberate departure from that may have serious consequences,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “We do not want to undermine the overall objective behind the climate action bill, but we believe the proposed law is fundamentally flawed in trying to sidestep the people by excluding the requirement of Dáil approval,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten claimed : “As currently drafted, this bill provides for a perverse incentive to other government departments to do little and force farmers to foot the climate bill,” “We accept that in both instances this is not the intention of TDs across all parties and we are hoping for their support for measures which would provide democratic oversight to fair, balanced and achievable targets for each sector of society” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten noted : “However, today’s announcement makes no reference to either form of emergency transport service and has been made in a week that 20 ambulances and staff have been redeployed to roll-out the Covid vaccinations to the housebound,” “So, we are now 20 ambulances down on what is normally an over-stretched service and now people will have to travel longer distances to get what will rightly be specialist medical care” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “In some instances another ambulance is needed to carry the patient from the landing site to the hospital itself” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten asked : “Does anybody ever consider how the seriously ill patient can access these state-of-the-art services if they are hundreds of miles away, waiting on an ambulance to come?” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “These unaccounted-for vaccination appointments are now clearly the reason why 1,000 people awaiting their first vaccine dose did not receive it by last Sunday week, as planned by the HSE, and instead this will now be delayed by one month,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, April 23, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : "The Committee is of the view that the Public Accounts Committee's current parallel engagement on this policy issue is less than helpful and the Joint Committee also questions your Committee’s remit to do so, particularly at the same time when this Committee is considering it," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten wrote : "In the circumstances here outlined, the Joint Committee has asked me to write to you and request that the Public Accounts Committee desists from any further consideration of this, or any other matter, that is properly within the remit of this Joint Committee," External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “We have two distinct customer bases that are being excluded by the current two bank model in this country, namely personal customers and small businesses. Both elements need to be addressed in a new banking model,” External link

thejournal Friday, April 16, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten asked : “Is it the case that children or adults, including the children impacted by Pandemrix narcolepsy cases, the audiology misdiagnosis of children in the West or cervical cancer misdiagnosis cases, are being managed in a similar manner?” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The focus of the State’s approach is to defend the existing Departments’ policy approach at all costs instead of acting in the interest of the citizens it is supposed to serve, in this instance, young children,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “This also brings into focus the wider issue of a no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence and misdiagnosis, which would avoid costly legal cases for many families,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “The reality is that there are quite a number of towns like Ballinasloe where bringing families back into vacant homes and buildings will bring new life into a community as well as supporting existing schools, clubs and local services,” External link

connachttribune Monday, March 15, 2021 4:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten pointed out : "While Government funding under this round will also facilitate the development of enhanced parking facilities at the station, we need to see the development of a park and ride facility in Athenry close to the motorway to fully utilise enhanced rail services into Galway City" External link

westmeathindependent Friday, March 12, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The department has now written to farmers participating in BEAM informing them that they can use the existing reference period of July 2020 to June 2021 or an alternative set of dates from January 2021 to December 2021,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “The data presented to date to farmers has been misleading because while they are compliant with the 5% reduction now, they might find themselves in a completely different position next July,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : "No-one knows where the new mutation is going to come from, it could come from Northern Ireland or France. " External link

eecho Sunday, February 28, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “I do think that this is an issue that is missing in terms of this particular commission. If it is going to be structured like the commission on policing, it needs to look at that aspect and needs to make recommendations in terms of that particular relationships,” “We also really need to tackle the issue of pay conditions. There’s something fundamentally wrong in a system where the number of frontline personnel in our Defence Forces is falling at a time where the number of staff in the Department of Defence are increasing,” External link

thejournal Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “Many more families have seen their broadband costs increase with additional charges for going over their data limits,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “To date approximately 44,000 workers have submitted a tax reclaim for working from home in 2020 with an average refund from the Revenue Commissioners of just €26.19 after they go through a cumbersome reclaim process involving the submission of 12 months’ worth of invoices for broadband, heating and electricity,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “It is hard to see how we can have the transformational change in how we work, as outlined in the Government’s remote working strategy with a potential reduction of 17% in our transport emissions, when we have such a view being held by our Taoiseach,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “To leave farmers reliant on calculating birthdays and the number of days in the first half of the year in order to retain a payment that was supposed to support them through a very difficult financial situation is totally unjust,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “To leave farmers reliant on calculating birthdays and the number of days in the first half of the year in order to retain a payment that was supposed to support them through a very difficult financial situation is totally unjust,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded ( about Commission ) : “I believe he should seek a waiver from the [European] Commission on any penalties in achieving the 5% calculation in light of the fact that the national suckler herd has fallen by a factor in excess of this target,” External link

agriland Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “We all know that pets are much more than property, they are very much part of a family in homes across our country; sometimes the only friend to someone who is isolated, the guide for someone who is blind or has other sensory issues, and this needs to be clearly reflected in much stronger legislation,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, January 25, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten says : “We all know that pets are much more than property, they are very much part of a family in homes across our country; sometimes the only friend to someone who is isolated, the guide for someone who is blind or has other sensory issues, and this needs to be clearly reflected in much stronger legislation,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten told : “Our hospitals should be about making people better, not about picking up a virus that could be deadly,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “While the HSE has stuck rigidly to the argument that these infections were as a result of staff picking up Covid in the community, the publication yesterday of a HSE report on Covid infection in hospitals exposes the fact that there was a six times higher rate of Covid-19 exposure in our hospitals than in the local community,” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten pointed out : “Surely if we can do this in the meat plants, we should be able to do it for patients, front-line staff and those who will, sadly, need our hospitals over the weeks and months to come?” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten pointed out : “While there is no doubt the participation of staff in Galway University and St. James’ Hospitals in this study will bring about a change in approach, one has to ask the question why have we not learned from the mistakes made in managing the first wave on infection in our nursing homes?” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, January 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten responded : “Hospitals should be about making people better, not picking up a virus that could be deadly,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “So in plain English, the buck stops with nobody,” “We have stagnation, leading to hospitals being a reservoir for Covid infection. We will never get our infection rate down unless we address this lack of leadership” External link

thejournal Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “This investment is part of a far bigger plan to promote our area to tourists as part of Ireland’s ‘Hidden Heartlands’ and it will also make East Galway and Roscommon more attractive locations for investment” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, January 18, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “are already struggling to make ends meet” External link

agriland Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “It is now time, in light of the third more serious lockdown and due to the fact that cow numbers will have fallen well in excess of the required 5%, that we now have clarity on a waiver on any threat of penalties for farmers who have drawn down payments under BEAM,” External link

agriland Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “We are now experiencing record numbers of Covid positive cases, which is putting huge pressure on all frontline healthcare workers both in our hospitals and in community healthcare, and the last thing we need is front line staff being taken away from this vital work,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “People’s lives will be put in jeopardy if Government fails to act decisively and ensure that front line staff are left to focus on their responsibilities to those with Covid,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “If the industry is operating as it should, what has Government to worry about? Why will it not follow through on what was unanimously agreed 15 months ago?” External link

agriland Monday, December 7, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t have to face into any further lockdowns in 2021,” “This data must also be used to reform the current five level restriction model, which is clearly not fit for purpose as we are now again looking at a level 3 plus. This is proof enough that these levels need to be completely revised with the aid of this information” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The last parliament that was worried about that abolished itself in 1800,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “Unless we act quickly to analyse the huge amount of information which the Government now holds on this virus, then we risk adding to the economic devastation of many local businesses and the physical and mental health of our people,” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “A huge amount of information is being collected by the 11 contact tracing centres across the country into how people who tested positive for Covid-19 picked up the virus in the first place. However to date there has been no deep analysis of this information along with laboratory, hospital and digital data on population movements across Ireland over the last eight months,” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : “We need to design a system which means that people who test positive and their close contacts are locked down instead of the current blunt county-wide or country-wide lockdowns which have not been effective in preventing the surge of infection last month” External link

beat102103 Monday, November 16, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “What is really frustrating is the fact that the vast majority of our marts are in towns where they were supposed to have a broadband connection of at least 30mbps and for those marts, and other premises who don’t register their poor broadband connection under the National Broadband Plan with the Department of Communications, they will lose out on the current measures being taken to upgrade the national broadband network, leaving them at risk of future lockdowns” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “Solely based on a review of the Government broadband website www.Broadband.gov.ie 68 marts across the country can be identified and 19 of these marts are included under the National Broadband Plan to have their service upgraded,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated : “Minister Burke confirmed the Government is committed to public swimming pools and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has outlined the importance of swimming pools remaining open during and after this pandemic,” “I have also raised the issue of funding for swimming pools during the pandemic with the Minister for Sport, Catherine Martin, and while I welcome €2.5m for private pools which are open to the public, I believe this does not go far enough and support must urgently be provided to publicly owned pools. I will continue to work with Cllrs. Parsons and Broderick in our determination to keep Ballinasloe pool open” External link

westmeathindependent Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten added : "The pandemic crisis has given broadband and remote working a renewed impetus, which in turn has the potential to produce a significant and positive knock-on effect if managed correctly, by taking pressure off the already overstretched housing, road and water infrastructure in our major cities," External link

independent-ie Friday, September 25, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The agriculture proposals, which as regional independent TDs we have put forward in our pre-budget submission, form part of an overall plan focused on getting families, workers and students out of our cities, where housing and services are in huge demand, and instead supporting people to bring life back into remote rural communities” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten explained : “On average 24 forestry appeal applications are submitted each month, with just seven being decided upon. This means it is taking over two years to decide on appeal applications, which is neither fair to the applicant nor people who may be genuinely affected by the application to plant or fell trees,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “It is our intention within the Regional Group of TDs to facilitate the timely reform of the current inoperable laws,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The minister said earlier that PGI status will not be a silver bullet. It will in fact be the final nail in the coffin if the current approaches continue to be taken to maximise the number of beef farmers eligible for PGI status” External link

agriland Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated ( about Simon Harris ) : “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment which I secured from Government in Project Ireland 2040 and which was delivered upon by Minister Harris in October,” External link

offalyindependent Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “On a positive note the Radiology Flouroscopy room refurbishment and equipment replacement is expected to be completed in February next which will significantly improve the quality of diagnosis in the hospital and assist the medical teams in treating patients,” External link

offalyindependent Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : "Due to the lack of progress, in 2012 I published the Child Sex Offenders (Information and Monitoring) Bill 2012 to close the gaping loopholes in the monitoring of high-risk sex offenders. " External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “While we must ensure that all those referred for a Covid test receive it in a timely manner, unless we concentrate on potential reservoirs of infection in the food industry, we will never be able to manage it,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “While we must ensure that all those referred for a Covid test receive it in a timely manner, unless we concentrate on potential reservoirs of infection in the food industry, we will never be able to manage it,” External link

offalyindependent Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The mechanical grading machines in use in beef plants across the country today were first trialled and tested 20 years ago by Teagasc. At that time google was just invented and people needed an encyclopaedia if we wanted to look something up,” “Technology has changed a lot in 20 years and we now need new hi-tech beef grading machines and new modern rules to operate them so they can accurately reflect the actual grade of the animal. These new rules then need to be properly enforced by Departmental officials to ensure that farmers will not be exploited” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “What is hugely frustrating is the fact that these grading machines can easily be over 90% accurate but this requires vigorous enforcement by Department of Agriculture inspectors,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “The mechanical grading machines in use in beef plants across the country today were first trialled and tested 20 years ago by Teagasc,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded : “What is hugely frustrating is the fact that these grading machines can easily be over 90% accurate but this requires vigorous enforcement by Department of Agriculture inspectors,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten said : “This is not an easy time for Deputy Cowen or his family. It is a lonely place that he is in at this point. I have known him since he entered Dáil Éireann and I have worked with him and his brother before him. At a time when just transition is a key term across the midlands, it was reassuring to know that we had someone at the Cabinet table who knew the issues and challenges facing our communities as a result of the wind down of Bord na Móna,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten stated ( about Simon Harris ) : "As a result, the Health Minister Simon Harris will appear before Dáil Éireann tomorrow to explain what measures he is taking to address the reduction in capacity of our hospitals as a result of Covid-19," External link

offalyindependent Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Denis Naughten concluded ( about Simon Harris ) : "There are interim measures that can be taken in every hospital across the country and I hope that Minister Harris can outline the steps which he is now taking to make this happen. This must also include the use of smaller hospitals to take the pressure off the bigger acute hospitals," External link

offalyindependent Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister43.22%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
communications minister22.53%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
irish communications minister0.34%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
minister for communications11.72%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
environment minister6.44%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister for the environment1.38%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
current minister of communications0.11%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
minister of communications0.11%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
environment and communications minister0.11%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
climate change minister0.80%EN08/24/201724/08/2017
minister for communications climate change and environment0.23%EN08/15/201715/08/2017
minister for climate change0.46%EN07/19/201719/07/2017
minister for environment0.23%EN07/08/201708/07/2017
energy minister1.61%EN06/22/201722/06/2017
independent minister for communications0.11%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
government minister0.11%EN04/24/201724/04/2017
minister for communication0.11%EN04/05/201705/04/2017
deputy5.52%EN04/01/201701/04/2017
colleague0.46%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister for climate change and environment0.11%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
independent communications minister0.23%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
independent alliance colleague0.23%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
current minister for communications0.11%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
climate change and energy minister0.23%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
current minister for the environment0.11%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
transport minister0.23%EN11/27/201627/11/2016
environment and climate change minister0.11%EN10/31/201631/10/2016
minister for climate change and energy0.11%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
roscommon-galway communications minister0.11%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
new communications minister1.95%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Denis NaughtenEN89.08%
Denis NaughtenDE4.67%
Denis NaughtenEU4.67%
Dennis NaughtenEN1.59%
Denis NaughtenFR0.00%


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