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Naughten congratulates those selected for ESB Graduate Programme

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten TD has met with a group of young graduates from Roscommon, Westmeath and Galway who have been selected to take part in the ESB’s Graduate Development Programme. The students, who graduated in the fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance, start the prestigious three year programme with ESB this week.   Denis Naughten TD, …

Naughten welcomes €1/4m for local angling projects

In News by Denis Naughten

Investment in rural angling supports local tourism & job creation Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €1/4m for local angling projects, stating “this investment will help to support the development of angling tourism in the area”. The investment will deliver improved angling facilities at Donamon; Kilconnell; The Meadows, Athlone; and Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon. The projects in County Galway & …

Minister Naughten to participate in live Q&A on delivering high speed broadband

In News by Denis Naughten

In a social media first, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to participate in a live broadcast on Facebook addressing questions from the public on the delivery of high speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland. The Q&A will be broadcast live on Denis Naughten’s Facebook page from Facebook HQ in Dublin on Tuesday 13th September from 7pm “As I have …

€3.2m water funding for counties Roscommon & Galway – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Including €600k to improve safety of local water supplies   Roscommon County Council is to receive over €600,000 under the Rural Water Programme while Galway is to receive €2.6m local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding is being provided to the Councils under the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government’s Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme 2016-2018,” explained Minister …

Naughten welcomes planning application for Glenamaddy treatment plant

In 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 …

Minister Naughten authorises turlough flood monitoring programme

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has authorised the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to establish a groundwater/turlough flood monitoring programme, in conjunction with the OPW, which will study turloughs in Roscommon, Galway and Longford in unprecedented detail. This work has commenced with the monitoring of current water levels within turloughs as well as historic analysis of rainfall and flooding. It will also …

€200,000 for Co. Roscommon flood works – Naughten

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated €200,000 for flood works throughout the county, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The works will directly address the flooding of homes and property which occurred last winter and is on foot of detailed work performed by a team of dedicated staff at Roscommon County Council. This involved inspecting the situation on the ground last …

Funding approved to address Ballinasloe flooding – Naughten

In Featured, 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 …

Minister Naughten welcomes new Rural Revitalisation Scheme

In News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a Rural Revitalisation Scheme has been welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. The scheme, details of which will be formally announced tomorrow (Tuesday), will see each county allocated €380,000 for the revitalisation of towns and villages with populations of less than 5,000. The revitalisation of villages and towns in rural Ireland was an issue brought to the …

Celtic Interconnector Project

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Naughten accompanied President Francois Hollande and An Taoiseach recently as they oversaw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between EirGrid and RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, French Transmission Operator, an to move to the next phase of development of the Celtic Interconnector Project.   Commenting on the agreement, the Minister said “The Celtic Interconnector Project has the potential …