€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 …

Minister Naughten welcomes €2m investment in Custume Barracks

In News, 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 East Galway, Health, News, 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, News, 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 …

Statement by Denis Naughten TD on the threat to jobs at Lund, Athlone

In Business & Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

On foot of contact from staff in the company concerned, I’ve been in direct communication with the office of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton. I understand that there are very serious challenges facing the company and its workforce. I’ve been informed that the IDA have engaged directly with Lund Precision Products Ltd and have scheduled …

Vote to support Portiuncula – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local people to support the retention of both emergency and maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital in the forthcoming general election. Denis Naughten is the only candidate who publicly defended both the maternity and mental health services in Ballinasloe when management wanted to shut them down. He referred to the review of maternity services at the …

Naughten works with Tidy Towns on election posters

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has agreed with local Tidy Towns committees that the centre of towns and villages should be kept free of election posters. “The local Tidy Towns committees carry out great work on a voluntary basis and I am delighted to work with the organisations that have approached me by keeping these areas free of election posters,” stated Denis Naughten. …

Summerhill school investment plan welcome – Naughten 

In South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that she is to fast track investment on the site of St. Joseph’s College, Summerhill, Athlone.  “I understand that the investment in the upgrade of school facilities is to commence in 2016, with a major development now planned for 2018,” stated Denis Naughten.  “While I …