Denis Naughten will not contest the next general election

The independent TD for Roscommon East Galway, Denis Naughten has announced he will not be contesting the next general election.


In a statement issued last night Deputy Naughten who previously served as TD for the South Leitrim area said he took the decision for both personal and professional reasons, after giving 26 years of his life to national politics.


The Taoiseach paid tribute to Deputy Naughten for the enormous contribution he made to politics nationally, and to his native county.


Leo Varadkar said he was absolutely convinced the National Broadband Plan would not be a reality today were it not for Deputy Naughten’s work on it as Minister.