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

In Featured, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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

In Blog, Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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 …

Further progress on Ballinasloe flooding welcomed – Naughten

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Green light to progress East Bridge project which will significantly reduce local flood threat Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Sean Canney 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 Naughten authorises turlough flood monitoring programme

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has authorised the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to establish a groundwater/turlough flood monitoring programme, in conjunction with the OPW, which will study turloughs in Roscommon, Galway and Longford in unprecedented detail. This work has commenced with the monitoring of current water levels within turloughs as well as historic analysis of rainfall and flooding. It will also …

€200,000 for Co. Roscommon flood works – Naughten

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated €200,000 for flood works throughout the county, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The works will directly address the flooding of homes and property which occurred last winter and is on foot of detailed work performed by a team of dedicated staff at Roscommon County Council. This involved inspecting the situation on the ground last …

Funding approved to address Ballinasloe flooding – Naughten

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Birchgrove works to divert flood waters Roscommon County Council has been allocated funding for flood works at Birchgrove, Creagh, Ballinasloe, to address a serious flooding problem that arose last winter. The works include the installation of a drain to divert surface water to address a serious problem which damaged homes and marooned families. This is the third allocation of funding …