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Leyden: Naughten’s departure ‘regrettable’


Speaking in the Seanad on Tuesday, Senator Terry Leyden said the constituency of Roscommon-Galway “regrets” Denis Naughten’s resignation as Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

  “We were a bit concerned because one never knows what is going to happen from day to day. Roscommon-Galway regrets the departure of the former Minister, Deputy Naughten, as the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. It was a great boost in the constituency to have the Minister there.

  “Deputy Naughten is very available, very diligent and very hard-working as a TD, and was very effective as a Minister. It is most regrettable that this issue arose.

  “I believe that Deputy Naughten was anxious to see broadband extended to 500,000 houses and he wanted to be hands-on. Unfortunately, this was not seen to be suitable. We wish him well in his continued political career,” he said.


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