Naughten confirms almost €600,000 for Roscommon to support job & skills training and help those communities who need it most

In Featured by Denis Naughten

I am pleased to confirm €598,350 has been allocated to Roscommon under the Government’s Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme in 2018. “The funding will support those communities across Roscommon that need it most. It will support and assist, on a practical level, the unemployed and those on low income, people with disabilities and single parent families. Part of the …

Naughten urges local applications for a €10 million fund for Energy Efficiency Design Projects

In Energy, Featured by Denis Naughten

Grant funding can help save 30% on energy costs p.a.  Roscommon Gaels benefits from energy upgrade  April 10, 2018  Local Minister Denis Naughten is urging businesses and organisations across Roscommon-Galway that are planning an investment in new design and energy upgrades to apply for funding under a special scheme called Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED).  Minister Denis Naughten secured …

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Naughten confirms angling fund is now open for applications to boost angling tourism in the Lakelands

In Featured, Tourism by Denis Naughten

(Image shows Minister Naughten at Lough Acalla, Kilconnell, which underwent significant investment – removal of old wooden angling catwalks and insertion of new concrete catwalk and floating galvanised angling catwalk and access pathway) Local Minister Denis Naughten is urging angling groups and associations across Roscommon-Galway to apply for funding that will help boost angling visitors to the region and encourage …

Boil Water Notices at long last lifted from County Roscommon-Naughten

In Featured by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten can confirm that the final significant boil water notice in County Roscommon has now been lifted. Irish water has informed me that it has now been informed by the HSE that it can lift the boil water notice from the Ballinlough/Loughglynn Public Water Supply Scheme in County Roscommon affecting 3427 people. “The saga of boil water notices …

Contract for Ballinasloe Garda Station in 2018

In East Galway, Featured, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Office of Public Works expects to be in a position to go to tender for Ballinasloe Garda Station early in 2018. It is expected that the tender evaluation of the project will be completed next month with a view to placing the project for contract soon after. “Ballinasloe Garda Station is presently not …

HSE service plan confirms extension of Roscommon Hospital MAU hours – Minister Naughten

In Featured, Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the extension of opening hours at the Medical Assessment Unit at Roscommon Hospital will be contained in the HSE’s Service Plan for 2018, which is to be published this week Minister Naughten had sought the expansion of the services currently available at Roscommon Hospital to cater for more patients who need to see a …

Ballaghaderreen fast charger replaced – Minister Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Featured, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the ESB electric car charging point in Ballaghaderreen has now been replaced. It was recently brought to the attention of Minister Naughten that the fast charger in Ballaghaderreen, one of the first fast chargers in the country, was out of service. The charger was installed by ESB eCars but the as manufacturer had since …

Free Alarm Scheme to keep local older people safe

In Featured, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local community groups invited to join Senior Alert Scheme Statement by Minister Denis Naughten Local community groups are being encouraged by Minister Denis Naughten to avail of a Government Scheme which offers free personal alarms to older people. Minister Naughten has confirmed that the Government has allocated an additional €400,000 for the Seniors Alert Scheme following an upsurge in applications. …

Naughten kick-starts Biomass and Biogas Sectors with introduction of Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

In Energy, Environment, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I have introduced a national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat after securing Government approval. The Scheme is designed to financially support the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy for large heat demand non-domestic users.  This covers commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic businesses and sectors (in the non-emissions trading sector). “The Support Scheme …