Over €750,000 approved for Roscommon-East Galway under Town & Village renewal scheme

In East Galway, Infrastructure, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that nine projects in Roscommon & East Galway have been awarded funding totalling over €750,000 under the Government’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme. This includes projects in Elphin, Castlerea, Boyle, Monksland, Portrun, Ballyleague, Ballyfarnon, Ballygar & Ballinasloe. The scheme is specifically targeted at improving facilities and enhancing the quality of life in rural towns …

Naughten confirms extra teaching posts for Mountbellew

In East Galway, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of an additional 1.5 teaching posts for Collaiste an Chreagain, Mountbellew, from next September. “This additional allocation will assist the school in providing the widest possible range of subjects to pupils in the forthcoming school year,” said the local Minister. ENDS.

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 …

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Naughten welcomes €60k for Hymany Way at Ahascragh

In East Galway, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €60,000 for works on the Hymany Way walking route at Clonbrock, Ahascragh. This funding will be used to improve the current walking/cycle route through East Galway, which then links up with the Suck Valley Way going through Roscommon and Galway. “This investment complements further investment in walking routes in County Leitrim …

Green light to progress East Bridge project which will significantly reduce Ballinasloe flood threat

In East Galway, Environment, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Last Saturday Minister Sean Canney announced that he has allocated €40,000 to start the consent process required to widen the channel of the River Suck at the East Bridge in Ballinasloe. “At a recent meeting with the local flood committee Minister Canney & I were informed that the widening at the East Bridge was the single most important project to …

Further progress on Ballinasloe flooding welcomed – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Green light to progress East Bridge project which will significantly reduce local flood threat Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Sean Canney that he has allocated €40,000 to start the consent process required to widen the channel of the River Suck at the East Bridge in Ballinasloe. At a recent meeting with the local flood committee …

Naughten welcomes planning application for Glenamaddy treatment plant

In East Galway, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that Irish Water is to submit a planning application next week for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and pumping station at Mountkelly, Glenamaddy. This work will form part of the upgrade to the Glenamaddy Sewerage Scheme. “News that this planning application is to be lodged in the coming days is …

Funding approved to address Ballinasloe flooding – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Birchgrove works to divert flood waters Roscommon County Council has been allocated funding for flood works at Birchgrove, Creagh, Ballinasloe, to address a serious flooding problem that arose last winter. The works include the installation of a drain to divert surface water to address a serious problem which damaged homes and marooned families. This is the third allocation of funding …

Funding for Ballinasloe Youth Project – Minister Naughten

In East Galway, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The allocation of capital funding to Ballinasloe Youth Project has been confirmed by local Minister Denis Naughten. The project will receive almost €13,000 towards the purchase of equipment including a TV, laptops, pool table etc and is one of 86 youth projects across the country which will receive funding. The funding is being provided by the Minister for Children to …

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 …