Minister Denis Naughten confirms €37,800 allocation for Taughmaconnell flood works

In Environment, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €37,800  for flood relief works in Taughmaconnell. Welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said “The funding for minor flood mitigation in Taughmaconnell  will see works carried out to continue drainage works on the Kileglan River from Onagh to Racepark.  These works are practical steps to …

Naughten confirms construction of superfast broadband to homes in Monksland, Bealnamullia & Summerhill

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Siro is about to commence the construction of superfast high speed broadband to homes in the housing estates in Monksland, Bealnamullia, Summerhill and Baylough in Athlone. The roll-out of up to 1000mbps pure fibre high speed broadband by Siro, the joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, will take approximately five months to complete. This …

Cabinet to discuss Athlone boundary proposals

In Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that a report on local government, including consideration of the Athlone Boundary Report, will be presented to Cabinet in the coming weeks. “I have been working closely with the Minister responsible for this plan, John Paul Phelan TD, and I am confident that this will provide clarity once and for all to the Athlone boundary …

€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 …

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 …

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 …