Minister Naughten announces €55k for environmental projects in Roscommon-Galway

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is announcing the projects across Roscommon-Galway that have been successful under the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Roscommon has 23 projects, receiving total funding of €19,550, and Galway county has 30 projects, with funding of €36,110, confirmed Minister Naughten. …

Naughten confirms €27,500 to support work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway

In Families, Health, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed over €27,500 in funding to support the work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway. The Men’s Sheds movement in Ireland is growing since the first Men’s Shed was established almost seven years ago.  There are now more than 10,000 members and at least four communities a week are calling for new Sheds in their areas. “Across …

View Post

‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ report shows consensus on site’s future – Minister Naughten

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

The report on potential uses for the future of the St. Brigid’s campus in Ballinasloe highlights “a very clear consensus around the vision for St. Brigid’s and the next step”, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The report follows Minister Naughten’s discussion-based workshop as part of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and highlights that those who attended – State agencies as …

Major jobs boost as Athlone fast becoming the Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

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

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Neueda Technologies that it is to create 200 software development jobs in Athlone. Neueda Technologies, an IT training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone where it will employ 200 staff over the next four years. “The announcement today by software firm Neueda …

Post Offices lead the way with expanded banking and foreign exchange services – Minister Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Foreign exchange is just one service that local post offices are leading the way on, according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. “Many people looking for foreign exchange, particularly at this time of year, traditionally associate it with banks but this is quickly changing as local post offices are expanding their foreign exchange and banking services across the country,” said …

Naughten urges both sides in Council dispute to meet on foot of Oversight Body intervention

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has urged both sides in the Roscommon County Council dispute to “sit down and resolve the issues on foot of the intervention by the National Oversight Body earlier this evening”. “This dispute is having a direct impact on important services provided by the County Council to the people of County Roscommon so a resolution needs to …

Cigarettes account for more than half of litter in Roscommon

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Cigarette butts account for more than half the litter on our streets nationally and here in Roscommon, according to Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten who has published the 2017 National Litter Pollution Report. The report by his Department’s Litter Monitoring Body reveals the extent, causes and composition of litter across the country. “In Roscommon just under 30% of areas …

View Post

Minister Naughten delighted with positivity of ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ event

In Business & Jobs, Campaigns, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten recently held a discussion-based workshop in Ballinasloe as the second phase of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’. The event brought together representatives of State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area. Speaking about the positivity and energy of the event, Minister Naughten said: “This project has been about stimulating debate about …

Parents shouldn’t have been forced to wait years for answers – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has reiterated his belief that parents deserved answers at the time of serious incidents involving their babies at Portiuncula Hospital rather than waiting years for inquiries to be completed. This follows a Dáil debate last week on the publication of the External Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital. “My thoughts remain with the …