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

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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 …

Celtic Interconnector Project

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Naughten accompanied President Francois Hollande and An Taoiseach recently as they oversaw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between EirGrid and RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, French Transmission Operator, an to move to the next phase of development of the Celtic Interconnector Project.   Commenting on the agreement, the Minister said “The Celtic Interconnector Project has the potential …

Over €150,000 allocated to childcare providers in Roscommon – Naughten

In Families, Featured by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of capital funding today (Friday) of in excess of €150,000 to childcare providers throughout County Roscommon The funding has been announced by Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs. “This funding is an investment in our children and reflects the commitment to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) pre-school …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten 50 more jobs to be created in South Roscommon

In Business & Jobs, Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 50 biopharma jobs, plus additional construction jobs, following the announcement by Alexion that it is to expand its Monksland operation. “What is even more positive is the fact that the company is determined to try to recruit staff locally and will even provide the required training in Athlone IT to assist …

Minister Naughten announces €500,000 in New Community Energy Grants for Roscommon

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, today announced that a number of projects in Roscommon will share in Government grants worth more than €500,000 under this year’s Better Energy Communities scheme. The funds will provide for energy efficiency upgrades to Drumboylan National School, Cuisle Holiday Centre, Roscommon Livestock Mart, and two sports and leisure centres in …