Denis Naughten launches expansion of Schemes to tackle energy poverty

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Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an expansion of Schemes to combat energy poverty and encourages eligible householders across Roscommon and East Galway to apply. March 6th 2017 Speaking at the Energy Action Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference 2017 Minister Naughten said: “Everyone deserves a home they can afford to heat and to …

Prescription charges for medical card holders come into effect Wednesday March 1st

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Feb 27th, 2017 Local Cabinet Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the reduction in the prescription charge for medical card holders aged over 70 will come into effect tomorrow March 1st following this morning’s Cabinet meeting to copper-fasten the reduced charges in law that were announced in Budget 2017.  “The change will result in savings from tomorrow for many of …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new financial measures to support broadcasting in Ireland and quality journalism

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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has today announced new financial measures that will support local radio and quality journalism across the country. The Minister made his announcement as he launched the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s strategy statement which sets out its planned work for the next three years (2017-2019). Speaking …

Local Minister Denis Naughten notes Roscommon and Galway schools in DEIS Plan to tackle educational disadvantage

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17622F Rural S N Lasair Naofa Arigna Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon 11242L Rural Cloonbonnif N S Castlerea Co. Roscommon 19257S Rural Strabaggan N S Loch Aillinne Cara Droma Ruisg, Co. Roscommon 15027E Rural S N Na Heaglaise Atha Eascrach Beal Atha na Sluagh Co na Gaillimhe Local Minister Denis Naughten has noted the inclusion of three rural schools in …

Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms Roscommon Arts Centre set to receive €276,615 to improve wheelchair accessibility

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Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Roscommon Arts Centre is set to receive capital funding of €276,615 as part of more than €9 million in capital funding for arts and culture centres across the country which are being announced this morning by his Cabinet colleague the Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys. A total of 56 cultural organisations …

Denis Naughten: I cannot accept that the digital world should go uncensored

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Irish Independent, News Comment by Denis Naughten, 07/02/2017 Stories linking cyber bullying and suicide are sadly more common, but each story never less depressing or chilling writes Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on Internet Safety Day. The connection between the digital world and mental health is one that I am acutely concerned with particularly as a father of four young …

Roam like at Home is one step closer – Minister Denis Naughten

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Local Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that an end to exorbitant mobile phone roaming charges in the EU is one step closer following a deal between the European Commission, Council and Parliament on the EU Wholesale Roaming Regulation. The agreement, which determines the maximum price at which EU mobile operators may buy and sell Voice, SMS and …

Roscommon groups urged to apply for energy funding – Naughten

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Local Minister Denis Naughten has today announced that he has secured at least €30m in grant funding for community energy projects in 2017 and is urging communities across Roscommon to apply.   The Better Energy Communities Scheme, administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, encourages community and locally based organisations to apply for funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of buildings in their community. Homes, …

Naughten welcomes new law to de-designate Suck Callows

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Work ongoing to provide alternative home heating options Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the introduction of a new law which will remove the Natural Heritage Area designation on the Suck Callows. “The fact that the Callows were designated could have delayed the removal of blockages in the river which contributed to recent flooding so this is a very welcome …

Green light to progress East Bridge project which will significantly reduce Ballinasloe flood threat

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Last Saturday Minister Sean Canney announced that he has allocated €40,000 to start the consent process required to widen the channel of the River Suck at the East Bridge in Ballinasloe. “At a recent meeting with the local flood committee Minister Canney & I were informed that the widening at the East Bridge was the single most important project to …