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

In Campaigns, East Galway, 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 …

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Minister Naughten confirms second phase of project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the project he announced recently – ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ – is now moving on to the second phase, a discussion-based workshop. Minister Naughten recently asked the public to complete a survey on St Brigid’s Hospital aiming to explore potential new uses for the site. “I would like to thank everyone who took the …

Increased funding for Roscommon-Galway youth clubs to be distributed to small volunteer-led clubs.

In East Galway, Families by Denis Naughten

Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that youth clubs in Roscommon-Galway are set to receive €108,725 in Government funding that will help towards improving their facilities and activities. “This funding will mean smaller volunteer-led youth clubs across Roscommon-Galway will be in a position to reach and benefit more young people across the …

Minister Naughten confirms €23.2m investment in Galway roads

In East Galway by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed a €23.2m investment programme for 2018 for regional and local roads in County Galway. This includes funding for restoration and improvements works as well as €415,000 for bridge rehabilitation works and €250,000 for safety improvement works, allocated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. “The main priority in allocating this funding to Galway …

€260,000 allocated for group water scheme enhancements

In East Galway by Denis Naughten

Funding of €240,000 has been allocated to County Galway for the enhancement of group water schemes, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “This is the initial block grant allocation under Measure 2 enhancement of existing group water schemes of the Rural Water Programme 2018, which has been allocated by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government,” explained Minister Naughten. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …