Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site. “St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new …

Save Roscommon campaign a success – Minister Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Save Roscommon campaign has been a success as County Roscommon’s boundary is to be protected in a new law that will also set up a new committee to develop Athlone in a cooperative way, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “As a result of my work with Ministers Eoghan Murphy and John Paul Phelan on designating Athlone as a major …

Naughten confirms funding for Loughglynn NS

In Education, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the approval of an emergency works grant for Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Loughglynn for mechanical works at the school. “The allocation of this funding is a positive development for the school and this approval is down to the work of the Board of Management, staff & parents” “The Department of Education will be providing formal confirmation …

Local childcare can apply to €6.8 million fund Extra places, play areas and maintenance grants available Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD

In Education, Families, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Local childcare centres across Roscommon-Galway can now apply for Government funding for extra spaces, new play areas and to carry out maintenance work, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten TD. Applications for the capital grants open today (12th February 2018) for childcare and school age services. I am pleased to confirm that €6.8 million is being made available by 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 …

€240,000 allocated for group water scheme enhancements

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Funding of €240,000 has been allocated to County Roscommon 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. …

€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. …

Naughten welcomes contract for new N61 entrance to Roscommon Town

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the signing of the contract this week for the construction of a new 2.5km stretch of road to create a new entrance on the Boyle road into Roscommon Town. “The project awarded to Wills Brothers will take approximately 12 months to complete and as a result the N61 Coolteige to Roscommon Town will undergo …

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 …