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

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

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, …

Minister Naughten expresses sadness at passing of Joan Burke

In News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has expressed his sadness at the passing of former TD Joan Burke. “Joan was an inspiration to women in politics having been elected in 1964 and then successfully re-elected at every election until her retirement in 1981. I was saddened to learn of her passing,” stated Minister Naughten. “I will always remember Joan kindly agreeing to launch …

Relocation scheme for flooded homes welcome – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a relocation scheme for homes affected by last year’s severe flooding has been warmly welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. “This scheme is something I have been working on since the flooding last winter which had such a devastating effect on a number of homes,” stated Minister Naughten. “I am delighted that €2m has now been secured …

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 News 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 …

Minister Naughten welcomes walkway funding

In News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to improve a network of marked walks through Roscommon and Galway. Minister Michael Ring has allocated over €750,000 to enhance aspects of the Beara Breifne Way walking/cycle route from County Cork to Cavan, via Roscommon and East Galway, that “has the potential to become Ireland’s Camino route”. This funding will …

Naughten welcomes new law to de-designate Suck Callows

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Work ongoing to provide alternative home heating options Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the introduction of a new law which will remove the Natural Heritage Area designation on the Suck Callows. “The fact that the Callows were designated could have delayed the removal of blockages in the river which contributed to recent flooding so this is a very welcome …

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

In Featured, 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 Featured, 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 …