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 …

Naughten welcomes 100 new medical device jobs for Ballinasloe

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

The expansion of an existing medical device facility in Ballinasloe, which will create 100 new jobs, has been described as “a major boost for the future of the town” by local Minister Denis Naughten. “The creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is the equivalent of 1000 jobs for Galway City, but what is far more significant is the fact that …

“National Broadband Plan will be the most significant investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification” – Naughten

In Featured, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Speaking at an event in Grange National School, Co Roscommon, today, the Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Denis Naughten T.D., today emphasised the Government’s strong commitment to revitalising rural Ireland through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan and other measures in the Programme for a Partnership Government. Minister Naughten said “The National Broadband Plan is a …

Statement by Denis Naughten TD on the threat to jobs at Lund, Athlone

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

On foot of contact from staff in the company concerned, I’ve been in direct communication with the office of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton. I understand that there are very serious challenges facing the company and its workforce. I’ve been informed that the IDA have engaged directly with Lund Precision Products Ltd and have scheduled …

New Government must do business in a different way

In Blog, Featured by Denis Naughten

It was clear from today’s round table meeting on a partnership approach to Government, that there is an acknowledgement by all present that the Dáil must find new ways of doing business, if a Government is to be able to operate in this changed political landscape. It is my view that today’s meeting was valuable and allowed independent TD’s and …

Political Partnership Agreement is the only way to secure a stable Government

In Blog, Featured by Denis Naughten

The General Election last month gave NO political party a mandate to govern and instead the electorate has decided that we all need to work together in the interests of our country. However while many of those I have spoken with, both within political parties and outside, are determined to make up a Government I’m of the belief that there …