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 …

Naughten confirms €6million cleanup of Shannon blockages

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Meelick Weir to be removed Local Minister Denis Naughten has today confirmed that Government funding of €6million will be invested to remove 18 pinch points on the River Shannon. Minister Naughten is also pleased to confirm that the Meelick Weir just north of Lough Derg will be removed. “This investment, which is being spearheaded by Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is …

Naughten confirms €6million cleanup of Shannon blockages

In Featured, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Meelick Weir to be removed   Local Minister Denis Naughten has today confirmed that Government funding of €6million will be invested to remove 18 pinch points on the River Shannon.   Minister Naughten is also pleased to confirm that the Meelick Weir just north of Lough Derg will be removed.    “This investment, which is being spearheaded by Minister Kevin …

Minister Denis Naughten confirms €37,800 allocation for Taughmaconnell flood works

In Environment, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €37,800  for flood relief works in Taughmaconnell. Welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said “The funding for minor flood mitigation in Taughmaconnell  will see works carried out to continue drainage works on the Kileglan River from Onagh to Racepark.  These works are practical steps to …

Naughten confirms construction of superfast broadband to homes in Monksland, Bealnamullia & Summerhill

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Siro is about to commence the construction of superfast high speed broadband to homes in the housing estates in Monksland, Bealnamullia, Summerhill and Baylough in Athlone. The roll-out of up to 1000mbps pure fibre high speed broadband by Siro, the joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, will take approximately five months to complete. This …

Cabinet to discuss Athlone boundary proposals

In Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that a report on local government, including consideration of the Athlone Boundary Report, will be presented to Cabinet in the coming weeks. “I have been working closely with the Minister responsible for this plan, John Paul Phelan TD, and I am confident that this will provide clarity once and for all to the Athlone boundary …

Over €750,000 approved for Roscommon-East Galway under Town & Village renewal scheme

In East Galway, Featured, Infrastructure, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that nine projects in Roscommon & East Galway have been awarded funding totalling over €750,000 under the Government’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme. This includes projects in Elphin, Castlerea, Boyle, Monksland, Portrun, Ballyleague, Ballyfarnon, Ballygar & Ballinasloe. The scheme is specifically targeted at improving facilities and enhancing the quality of life in rural towns …

Minister Denis Naughten announces almost €20,000 for small environmental projects in Roscommon

In Local Issues by Denis Naughten

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Under this Scheme Minister Denis Naughten approved an allocation of almost €20,000 for small scale environmental projects at local level across Roscommon.  A total nationwide funding of €460,000 to this year’s scheme was allocated by Minister Naughten, which is an increase of 15% on funding …