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 …

Minister Naughten to meet Coillte officials over flooding

In North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Denis Naughten TD, is to discuss the recent flooding on Sliabh Ban with officials from Coillte later this week, he has confirmed.  “I visited one of the sites of the flooding last Thursday night and listened to the very genuine concerns and legitimate questions expressed by families in the vicinity of Sliabh Ban,” …

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 …

“National Broadband Plan will be the most significant investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification” – Naughten

In Featured, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Speaking at an event in Grange National School, Co Roscommon, today, the Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Denis Naughten T.D., today emphasised the Government’s strong commitment to revitalising rural Ireland through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan and other measures in the Programme for a Partnership Government. Minister Naughten said “The National Broadband Plan is a …

Investment in sewer network could have implications for local flooding – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought urgent clarification from Irish Water on the impact of the sewer upgrade on localised flooding in Roscommon Town. Irish Water has announced an investment of €2.9m in the wastewater infrastructure in Roscommon Town, which will see surface water that currently goes into the sewer network, diverted into local drains and streams. “While the level …