Naughten allocates €19,000 to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Roscommon

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Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an allocation of €19,000 to tackle graffiti, dog fouling and litter in Roscommon.  This is an increase of €4,000 on last year’s allocation for the county. Nationwide Minister Naughten is making available a total of €884,000 to 31 Local Authorities under the 2017 Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant …

Naughten signs agreement with Eir that will deliver high speed broadband to 300,000 rural premises within 90 weeks

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4 April 2017 Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has paved the way to ensure that an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland can access high speed broadband within 90 weeks. These premises were previously part of the State Intervention Area but will now be provided by Eir. The Minister has also updated the map to add …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new €5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes

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The Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten has today announced a new multi-annual scheme to provide financial support to people who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A’ rating on the Building Energy Rating (BER) scale. The allocation of €5 million to the scheme this year will fund major energy efficiency upgrades to homes and low …

€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 …

Roscommon-Galway Childcare providers can avail of new funding

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Roscommon-Galway childcare providers can apply for support from a new national €4m fund according to Local Minister Denis Naughten. Minister Naughten says local crèches, community services and other childcare providers can apply for funding for new places, maintenance and outdoor play areas. Individual childcare centres can receive funding of up to €50,000 under the 2017 Early Years Capital Funding Scheme. …

Denis Naughten launches expansion of Schemes to tackle energy poverty

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Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an expansion of Schemes to combat energy poverty and encourages eligible householders across Roscommon and East Galway to apply. March 6th 2017 Speaking at the Energy Action Fuel Poverty and Climate Action Conference 2017 Minister Naughten said: “Everyone deserves a home they can afford to heat and to …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new financial measures to support broadcasting in Ireland and quality journalism

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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has today announced new financial measures that will support local radio and quality journalism across the country. The Minister made his announcement as he launched the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s strategy statement which sets out its planned work for the next three years (2017-2019). Speaking …

Denis Naughten: I cannot accept that the digital world should go uncensored

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Irish Independent, News Comment by Denis Naughten, 07/02/2017 Stories linking cyber bullying and suicide are sadly more common, but each story never less depressing or chilling writes Minister for Communications Denis Naughten on Internet Safety Day. The connection between the digital world and mental health is one that I am acutely concerned with particularly as a father of four young …

Roam like at Home is one step closer – Minister Denis Naughten

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Local Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that an end to exorbitant mobile phone roaming charges in the EU is one step closer following a deal between the European Commission, Council and Parliament on the EU Wholesale Roaming Regulation. The agreement, which determines the maximum price at which EU mobile operators may buy and sell Voice, SMS and …

Roscommon groups urged to apply for energy funding – Naughten

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Local Minister Denis Naughten has today announced that he has secured at least €30m in grant funding for community energy projects in 2017 and is urging communities across Roscommon to apply.   The Better Energy Communities Scheme, administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, encourages community and locally based organisations to apply for funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of buildings in their community. Homes, …