Minister Naughten announces €55k for environmental projects in Roscommon-Galway

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is announcing the projects across Roscommon-Galway that have been successful under the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Roscommon has 23 projects, receiving total funding of €19,550, and Galway county has 30 projects, with funding of €36,110, confirmed Minister Naughten. …

Naughten confirms €27,500 to support work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway

In Families, Health, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed over €27,500 in funding to support the work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway. The Men’s Sheds movement in Ireland is growing since the first Men’s Shed was established almost seven years ago.  There are now more than 10,000 members and at least four communities a week are calling for new Sheds in their areas. “Across …

Nursing home changes will support family businesses and farms – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed Cabinet approval this week of changes to the Nursing Home Support Scheme which he says “will remove a huge financial burden from family farms and small, family-run businesses”. “The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families is a …

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Government funding for defibrillators and first responders that will save lives – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that over €42,000 has been allocated by Government for vital life-saving equipment for first responders and voluntary groups in County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme. “Roscommon Civil Defence, which is one of the most active units in the country, has received €25,778 to support volunteer members in their work as they continue to provide …

Major jobs boost as Athlone fast becoming the Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

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

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Neueda Technologies that it is to create 200 software development jobs in Athlone. Neueda Technologies, an IT training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone where it will employ 200 staff over the next four years. “The announcement today by software firm Neueda …

Naughten launches ‘Call for Applications’ under new €500 million Climate Action Fund

In Energy, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, is today launching the first ‘Call for Applications’ under the Government’s new €500million Climate Action Fund. The Climate Action Fund will support initiatives from the public and private sector that will help Ireland reach its climate and energy targets.  The deadline for applications is October 1st 2018. The €500million fund is …

Social Housing Fund to benefit local people

In Disability, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Roscommon and Galway Councils shouldn’t hesitate to access a national fund of €14 million to improve the homes of people with disabilities and those of older people in our communities, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. The fund is being made available for improvements such as grab rails, disabled access ramps, and wet rooms in local social housing. The Government …

Cigarettes account for more than half of litter in Roscommon

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Cigarette butts account for more than half the litter on our streets nationally and here in Roscommon, according to Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten who has published the 2017 National Litter Pollution Report. The report by his Department’s Litter Monitoring Body reveals the extent, causes and composition of litter across the country. “In Roscommon just under 30% of areas …

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Local Facebook users join Child Rescue Alert Scheme

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Facebook users in our local communities are to receive alerts when there are fears a child has been abducted under a new agreement with Gardaí, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. Child Rescue Alerts, which are normally issued by Gardaí to radio, television, and placed on motorway electronic signs, will now also be posted on Facebook feeds. Minister Naughten says …

Naughten welcomes funding for Roscommon-Galway projects to support children and families

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that over €95,000 has been allocated by Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to projects in Roscommon and Galway that will support young people and their families in local communities. “€65,834 has been allocated to two projects in Roscommon. The Roscommon County Childcare Committee will receive €17,150 and the Western Region Drug and Alcohol …