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 …

€36k allocated to Tisrara Community Centre – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Funding of €36,000 has been allocated to Tisrara Community Centre in Four Roads, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The funding, which has been allocated under the Targeted Community Infrastructure Needs measure of the CLÁR programme, will be used for the refurbishment of the kitchen and training room. “This funding is the first step in enhancing training opportunities for the …

€76,500 for Co. Roscommon flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €76,500 for flood works in South Roscommon and south of Carrick on Shannon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Mountcampbell, Jamestown-Drumsna; & Correenbeg, Oldtown, Athlone will see works performed at both locations in the coming weeks as practical steps to help solve the threat of …

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 …

Minister Naughten welcomes €2m investment in Custume Barracks

In Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that a major €2m development project for Custume Barracks in Athlone is currently being progressed. Minister Naughten secured a commitment on investment in Custume Barracks during the formation of the Government and recently raised the issue once again with the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD. “I have been …

Naughten confirms Cabinet approval of new flood laws

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Cabinet has approved a new law which will help to speed up emergency flood relief works within the River Shannon catchment and the catchment areas of other rivers throughout the country. The new law which is included in the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill 2016 will streamline the planning …

Fisheries monitoring Castleplunkett turlough – Naughten

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland have supervised the removal of dead fish from the turlough in Castleplunkett, following local concerns over water contamination. This follows the news that the fish were discovered at the site of the turlough after waters receded. “I have been in contact with my officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland and …

Minister welcomes social housing units for Roscommon

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 53 social housing units which are to be delivered in Roscommon Town through a new Public Private Partnership programme. The units will be developed at The Walk in Roscommon Town in conjunction with the local authority. “There is an ongoing shortage of social housing in Roscommon and these units will help to …

Any threat to future of Portiuncula A&E will not be tolerated – Minister Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has stated that any proposal for the closure of the A&E at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will not be tolerated. “This issue also arose during the talks on the formation of a government and I made it crystal clear that I would not tolerate any proposal to downgrade the A&E at Portiuncula Hospital,” stated Minister Naughten. “I …

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 …