Naughten kick-starts Biomass and Biogas Sectors with introduction of Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

In Energy, Environment, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I have introduced a national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat after securing Government approval. The Scheme is designed to financially support the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy for large heat demand non-domestic users.  This covers commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic businesses and sectors (in the non-emissions trading sector). “The Support Scheme …

Ballaghaderreen fast charger to be upgraded before end of year – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the ESB electric car charging point in Ballaghaderreen will be replaced before the end of the year. It was recently brought to the attention of Minister Naughten that the fast charger in Ballaghaderreen, one of the first fast chargers in the country, was out of service. The charger was installed by ESB eCars but …

Minister Denis Naughten confirms €37,800 allocation for Taughmaconnell flood works

In Environment, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €37,800  for flood relief works in Taughmaconnell. Welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said “The funding for minor flood mitigation in Taughmaconnell  will see works carried out to continue drainage works on the Kileglan River from Onagh to Racepark.  These works are practical steps to …

Good for Climate, fair for Ireland – EU Council agreement

In Energy, Environment, Featured by Denis Naughten

The agreement reached which was reached today in Luxembourg between European Environment Ministers is a fair deal for Ireland, and a good deal for climate. I believe that the overall agreement reached means that a 40% committed reduction will be a reduction across the EU, in real terms. But importantly, the agreement also takes into account the practical ability for …

Bord na Móna can provide solutions to flooding – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is calling for Bord na Móna to become an integral part of the flood relief planning for the Rivers Shannon and Suck due to the unique skills available to the company. Speaking in Clonown at the weekend Denis Naughten said: “By allowing cut away bogs located North of Lough Ree, South of Athlone and within the catchment of …

Immediate solutions – not more studies – needed to address flooding – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has described the impact of flooding on local homes and businesses after the severe rainfall as a result of Storm Desmond as “devastating”. “Since the last serious flooding in 2009 we have had some remedial works, and these are welcome, but many more were postponed pending the completion of consultants’ reports and the CFRAMS flood study,” stated Denis …

Naughten, Connolly & Fallon call for Irish Water to be shelved

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Public should not be asked to pay for Irish Water inefficiencies
The inefficiencies within Irish Water clearly demonstrate that the organisation is not fit for purpose and the public should not be made to foot the bill, according to local TD Denis Naughten as well as Councillors Domnick Connolly and Laurence Fallon who have called for Irish Water to be shelved.

Septic tank grant imminent – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Tuesday 18th June 2013   Details of a grant scheme to upgrade septic tanks which do not meet the required inspection standards are set to be announced shortly, according to local TD Denis Naughten.   Following questions from Deputy Naughten, the Minister for the Environment confirmed that Full details of the scheme will be set out in regulations which he …

Full house for septic tank information meeting – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Almost 300 people attended a public information meeting held by local TD Denis Naughten last night (Tuesday) to outline the issues surrounding septic tanks and the new regulations which will be introduced. The meeting – entitled ‘The Truth About Septic Tank Inspections’ – was organised by Denis Naughten to explain the new septic tank proposals and what they mean for …

Denis Naughten to hold Information meeting on new septic tank proposals

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has arranged a public information meeting entitled ” the truth about septic tank inspections” to explain exactly what the new septic tank proposals are about and what they mean for homeowners. The Meeting will take place on Tuesday 27th March in the Hodson Bay Hotel at 9pm and all are welcome to attend. Denis Naughten said: …