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

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

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 …

Minister Naughten confirms funding for new apprenticeships

In Business & Jobs, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that €20m in additional funding is to be made available for apprenticeships and traineeships. “This funding will ensure that 13 new apprenticeship schemes are delivered by the end of this year with another 120 apprenticeships and traineeship schemes to come on stream by 2020,” stated Minister Naughten. The Government’s Plan aims to deliver 50,000 …

US pre-clearance for freight would benefit region – Minister Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has suggested that pre-clearance facilities, similar to those enjoyed by air travel passengers, should be offered for freight and cargo companies shipping to the Unites States of America and believes the Port of Foynes could benefit from the idea which would significantly benefit the entire region. Minister Naughten recently met with the US Ambassador to Ireland, …

Vistamed recruitment further boost local economy

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The public announcement by local company Vistamed that it is to create a further 200 jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon is a huge boost not just for the local economy but the region as a whole, Minister Denis Naughten has stated. “The very significant announcement not just of manufacturing related jobs but of research and development jobs builds on other recent announcements …

Minister Naughten urges small businesses to consider Trading Online Voucher Scheme

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local businesses are being urged to avail of a scheme aimed at helping them to trade online by Minister Denis Naughten. “Irish consumers spend €850,000 an hour online, 24 hours a day, every day yet while many small businesses have a web presence, less than one in four is actually trading online,” stated Minister Naughten. “With nearly 90% of Irish …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten 50 more jobs to be created in South Roscommon

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

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 50 biopharma jobs, plus additional construction jobs, following the announcement by Alexion that it is to expand its Monksland operation. “What is even more positive is the fact that the company is determined to try to recruit staff locally and will even provide the required training in Athlone IT to assist …

Naughten welcomes 100 new medical device jobs for Ballinasloe

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

The expansion of an existing medical device facility in Ballinasloe, which will create 100 new jobs, has been described as “a major boost for the future of the town” by local Minister Denis Naughten. “The creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is the equivalent of 1000 jobs for Galway City, but what is far more significant is the fact that …

Statement by Denis Naughten TD on the threat to jobs at Lund, Athlone

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

On foot of contact from staff in the company concerned, I’ve been in direct communication with the office of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton. I understand that there are very serious challenges facing the company and its workforce. I’ve been informed that the IDA have engaged directly with Lund Precision Products Ltd and have scheduled …